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Launching a New Online Advocacy Course in Sudan

With the help of online advocacy experts, and within a peer-to-peer learning environment, this online e-course will focus on building the capacity of Sudanese netizens and organizations on the use of social media in advocacy. Participants will acquire social media and advocacy skills in order to lobby and advocate for social issues in need of […]

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WSIS Forum 2013 - Multi-Stakeholder approach to Governance of the Internet (ICANN). Courtesy ITU/Claudio Montesano Casillas

Call for Applications: Researching Internet Policy for Advocacy in MENA

Knowledge about Internet policy and governance in the MENA region isn’t easy to come by. While facts and figures about Internet penetration and social media usage exist, it is exceptionally difficult to find well-documented, rigorous analysis about how legal and technical frameworks are affecting the way people in the region exercise their rights online. Over […]

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Lebanon Blocks Six Porn Sites, Sparks Fears of Further Censorship

This post was originally posted on Global voices Lebanon’s Minister of Telecommunications has ordered Internet service providers to block six pornographic websites, according to a post by blogger Ralph Aoun who shared a leaked copy of the communiqué on his blog on Sept. 1, 2014. There is limited precedent for this type of web filtering […]

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A map shows the home countries of the 36 participants in the beta test.

An Update on NetHawwal: Beta Test Results & Next Steps

Recently, SMEX hosted the first beta course on our new online learning platform NetHawwal. We enrolled 36 participants from 14 Arab countries in the eight-week course, and as we prepared to launch we experienced what all entrepreneurs must feel at some point: We were thrilled to finally see this product of thousands of hours of […]

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