Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Our work encompasses media development programs as well as Internet policy research and digital rights advocacy in support of more accessible, participatory, and just enabling environments for civil society across the MENA region.

While we engage globally, Lebanon is our home, making Arab society and culture our primary context for action.

We are headquartered in Beirut. You can always reach us by emailing

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