We Advance Digital Rights

to ensure the internet is for you

Researching Internet Law & Policy

Researching Internet Law & Policy

We investigate and analyze legal statutes to keep the public informed.
Tracking Digital Rights Violations

Tracking Digital Rights Violations

Digital rights are human rights and we keep vigilant to call out infringements on your rights.
Keeping you Safe Online

Keeping you Safe Online

We’re committed to helping you navigate the web with peace of mind.
Advocating for an Open, Secure Internet

Advocating for an Open, Secure Internet

We believe the internet is a public space and we work towards keeping it accessible to everyone.
Producing Localized Resources

Producing Localized Resources

We organize meetings, conferences and publish material focused on the MENA region.

Our latest news and campaigns

Lebanon: New Coalition to Defend Free Speech

(Beirut, June 7, 2020) –   14 Lebanese and international organizations announced on July 13, 2020 the formation of a “Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression in Lebanon” to oppose the Lebanese authorities’ attempts to stifle free speech and opinion in the country, the organizations said today. Members of the[…]

Communication and Campaigns Officer

SMEX is recruiting a part time Communication and Campaigns Officer. They will be in charge of campaigning for the different projects that SMEX is currently implementing in addition to managing communication and campaigning for SMEX’s annual Arabic-language unconference Bread&Net. Key Responsibilities: Co-create the social media strategy with the Digital Content[…]

Mapping the telecom outages in Lebanon

Report any telecommunications outage that happens in Lebanon by filling out this form. We will use this information to update the map. Lebanon is experiencing a financial crisis that is damaging all sectors in society, including telecommunications. In addition to an increase in power cuts across the country, SMEX has[…]

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