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Lara Bitar (L) in conversation with Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher in Masaha, Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, April 24, 2017. (SMEX/Jad Shokor)

Wikimedia’s Katherine Maher on Freeing Knowledge in the MENA

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Monday, April 24, 2017 — Committed to nurturing open knowledge in Lebanon, Social Media Exchange (SMEX) invited Katherine Maher, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, to discuss the power of collaborative open knowledge projects. The talk, moderated by Lara Bitar, SMEX’s editorial director, focused on sharing ideas to grow the free knowledge […]

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Apply for the First School of Internet Governance in Lebanon

For policy makers, journalists, entrepreneurs, legal professionals, and activists, a sound knowledge of Internet governance is fast becoming as important as an understanding of national and international law. With this in mind, SMEX is pleased to open the application process for this year’s Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance (MEAC-SIG), which we […]

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IPv6 Coordination Meeting, Beirut

The RIPE NCC, in coordination with Data Consult, presents IPv6 Week in Beirut. IPv6 Week comprises a three-day workshop, held from 2-4 November, followed by an IPv6 Coordination Day, held on 5 November 2015. IPv6 Week aims to support the technical expertise of the Lebanese Internet community with regards to IPv6 deployment and transition mechanisms. […]

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Arab Social Media Activists Meet in Amman

Seventeen Arab activists, including myself and Alaa Sayegh representing SMEX, met in the ever-charming city of Amman for a weekend of presentations, conversations, and workshops hosted by 7iber, a Jordanian citizen media collective, and supported by 7amleh, a Palestinian citizen media collective, and the American Friends Service Committee. The conference—tweets were aggregated with the hashtag […]

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