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Coursera and Udemy Restrict Access in Syria Due to Sanctions

Last week, Coursera and Udemy, two of the most prominent online-learning platforms, restricted access to their websites in Syria because of sanctions applied by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the United States Department of Treasury. OFAC should stop including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in sanctions because the decision to limit access […]

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Internet in Lebanon Remains “Partly Free”

In collaboration with Freedom House, SMEX assessed internet freedom in Lebanon as part of the organization’s Freedom on the Net 2018 Report. Lebanon’s “Internet Freedom Score” increased from 46 in 2017 to 47 in 2018, signifying that the environment for internet freedom became slightly more repressive. The country still remains “partly free,” according to Freedom […]

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