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Join SMEX and LUSH in the Fight Against Internet Shutdowns

The Internet keeps you connected, so help us #KeepItOn! Every night from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m., access to the Internet in the Bahraini village of Duraz is disrupted or completely denied by telecom companies, under the orders of the government. This has been ongoing for over four months and, while troublesome, this case is by […]

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Civil Society Statement: Voluntary Agreements between Israel and Social Media Companies Threaten Free Expression

  In early September, the Israeli government announced an agreement with Facebook “to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network.” The announcement came about 10 days before Facebook disabled the accounts of editors at two of Palestine’s most widely read online publications, prompting widespread online protest. Users had flagged […]

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A Crowdmapping Initiative to Medically-Check the Homeless

The increasing number of homeless people in Beirut streets can be attributed to many reasons, yet the fact remains that these individuals roam the city’s streets without care, safety and medical attention. This can often lead them into a life-threatening downward spiral. This rising problem prompted the launching of various civil-society initiatives to help the […]

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