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SMEX Launches a Six-Month Project to Train Trainers in Social Media for Peacebuilding and Youth Empowerment

On May 1, SMEX officially launched its follow-on activities to last year’s series of seminars and workshops that covered Web 2.0 concepts and tools training for applying social media to social change in Lebanon. It’s a particularly auspicious start date, we think, given May Day‘s celebration of workers’ rights and the spirit of linking together, […]

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Summing Up Blog Action Day

Yesterday was all about Blog Action Day and publishing simultaneously with the international blogosphere about a topic of global concern, poverty. We also experimented with live blogging from Rootspace. Last evening marked our very first attempt at blogging live– which explains why at one point, we asked you to get set and ‘Bog’—typos, mind you. […]

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Blog Action Day: Poverty in Lebanon

Adapted from “Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Lebanon,” a 2008 country study from the International Poverty Centre http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/pub/IPCCountryStudy13.pdf Nearly 8 percent of the Lebanese population live under conditions of extreme poverty (i.e., below the ‘lower’ poverty line) (Figure 2). This implies that almost 300,000 individuals in Lebanon are unable to meet their most basic […]

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