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Social Responsibility Is A Business Matter: A Guide For Tech SMEs In Lebanon

In Lebanon, telcos and major tech companies tend to impact users’ privacy and freedom of expression. A 2018 SMEX report found that out of 66 mobile telecom operators in the MENA region, only 14 published terms of service, seven published privacy policies, and four published both. None of them are Lebanese.  The Lebanese mobile operators […]

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Sudan junta shuts down Internet to cover-up horrific human rights violations

9th of January protest in Sudan.(Source: Uzaz Elshami’s twitter account) Following the massacre of peaceful protesters at a sit-in near the Army Headquarters in Khartoum on June 2nd, Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) began restricting internet connectivity throughout the country. By June 4th, the country’s internet connection was completely shutdown. Despite this, protesters called for […]

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Save the Date: Bread&Net is back! 15 to 17 November 2019

SMEX is thrilled to announce the return of Bread&Net, the annual Arabic-language unconference to strengthen and defend human rights in digitally networked spaces in the MENA region. Join us from 15 to 17 November 2019 at Antwork in Beirut! We took your comments and feedback from last year’s inaugural Bread&Net to heart, and together with […]

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