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Arab Women Technologists Start Rewiring the World in Zouk Mikael

SMEX and Arab Techies have spent the past couple of months organizing a meetup of about 34 women from ten Arab countries to talk about technology, empowerment, entrepreneurship, development, and whatever else they want to put on the table. Participants are programmers, web developers, artists, teachers, professors, PhD students, bloggers, social media experts, activists, NGO […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes

For Lebanon’s parliamentary elections in June 2009, citizen media hadn’t quite achieved the critical mass it needed to mobilize. True, the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADE) mobilized more than 2,000 SMS-enabled monitors and Sharek961 implemented the first instance of the crowdsourced crisis-mapping application Ushahidi, but beyond these interventions and a handful of existing bloggers, […]

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A Secular Sunday in Lebanon

Sunday was a gorgeous day in sun and spirit. So, we also wanted to commemorate it with a roundup links to some of the stories about #leblaique and highlighted some of the most poignant observations. We’d love it if you’d post links to the Arabic stories about the march in the comments section (there’s also […]

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Workshop: Get a Job! Advance Your Career with Linked In

SMEX is hosting a workshop Saturday, March 20, from 9 am to 1 pm, for go-getters looking to expand their job opportunities. Marie Jo Roepke will lead the workshop, which will include best practices for using social networks for career development as well as some good old-fashioned tips for presenting yourself professionally. RSVP as soon […]

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