A view of the northeastern town of Arsal near the Syrian border, October 2016. (Nabil Hassan)

Two Years of Collective Punishment: Mobile Data Remains Inaccessible to Arsal Residents

للقراءة باللغة العربية The residents of the Lebanese town of Arsal have been denied access to the 3G and 4G mobile networks for over two years. This measure, taken for security reasons according to government officials, adds a significant financial burden on the town’s residents. It is also a violation of their digital rights and […]

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Human Rights and Media Organizations Condemn Prosecution of Activist Ahmad Amhaz

للقراءة باللغة العربية BEIRUT, Lebanon, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — We, the undersigned human rights and media organizations, condemn the arrest, detention, and prosecution of the activist Ahmad Amhaz. His arrest and continued detention is a violation of Lebanese law and Lebanon’s human rights obligations. Amhaz was arrested on March 21 and has now spent […]

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UN Special Rapporteur Meets with Local Free Speech Advocates

للقراءة باللغة العربية BEIRUT, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 — Dozens of free speech advocates and civil society leaders gathered at the SMEX office in Badaro last night to engage with UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression David Kaye. They held a lively conversation […]

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Interning with SMEX

Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is looking for an enthusiastic intern, who believes in change in Lebanon, and who’s interested to work on digital rights and online advocacy campaigns. You will work closely with the SMEX team and partners on existing research projects related to digital rights in Lebanon and Arabic-speaking countries, create content for our […]

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