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Coursera and Udemy Restrict Access in Syria Due to Sanctions

Last week, Coursera and Udemy, two of the most prominent online-learning platforms, restricted access to their websites in Syria because of sanctions applied by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the United States Department of Treasury. OFAC should stop including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in sanctions because the decision to limit access […]

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Turning Laws into Data on Arab Digital Rights

  Have you ever wondered how many anti-cybercrime laws are in force in Arab countries? What about anti-terror laws? Or how many laws govern free expression online in a given country? Or whether your online privacy is protected? Or if some countries are leading the way with access to information or data protection legislation? Until earlier […]

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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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