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It’s a wrap! 4 key takeaways from the first Bread&Net

On November 20 and 21, around 200 people from over 20 countries gathered together in Beirut for 35 panels, talks, and workshops at Bread&Net, the region’s digital rights unconference. Hosted by SMEX and organized collaboratively with supporters and partners, Bread&Net created an offline space for discussion about technology and society, in a casual yet safe […]

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Documentary Screening: “The Cleaners”

  Who controls what we see online? SMEX screened the documentary “The Cleaners” and hosted a discussion yesterday, Sunday 18 November, before the start of regional unconference Bread&Net. “The Cleaners” sheds light on the hidden world of content moderators – thousands of workers who do the largely unknown role of “cleaning up” the web, deciding what […]

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Over 30 legal practitioners, advocates, researchers, technologists, and human rights defenders came together for "Shawarma, Baklava, and Digital Rights Law", an interactive workshop co-hosted by SMEX and HURIDOCS during the 2017 Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

Shawarma, Baklava, and Digital Rights Law: Reflections from a Community Workshop on Digital Rights Legal Data at the 2017 Internet Governance Forum

The relationships between digital technologies and networks, and their national and regional legal frameworks, are rapidly evolving. Poorly drafted and arbitrarily applied legislation and regulations represent a serious threat to our digital rights and civic space, not only in the Arab region but broadly across the global South. A widespread lack of accessible, reliable resources […]

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