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Launching Muhal: Freedom of expression online watch

Join us at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 27 for the launch of Muhal, an open database that documents online freedom of expression violations. We have collected data, including the charges, the punishment, and a description of each case, from local news articles and independent sources. By aggregating and publishing the details of these violations, […]

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Social Media Solutions Training for Journalists in the Middle East and North Africa

SMEX will host a workshop about Social Media Solutions Training in Masaha. This one-day workshop is led by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project. Participants in the Social Media Solutions program will learn practical skills in four key areas: verification, security, engagement and storytelling. Expert trainers will teach […]

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Recent Defacing attacks in Lebanon: causes and cures

  On Tuesday, many people noticed the official website of Rafic Hariri Airport had a different landing page. A group calling themselves the Syrian Revolution Soldiers (SRS) defaced the main page of the website to display a political message. Recently, Lebanon has witnessed a slew of these attacks, with many of them targeting Lebanese government […]

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Help us map blocked websites in 2019!

In November 2018, the Lebanese Government issued an order to block all access to the online website building platform, Wix, which is an online company that provides web hosting. Wix is ranked #1 out of 31 website builders technologies in Lebanon. Around the same time, at least one porn site was blocked. A few weeks […]

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