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Bread&Net Fiction Prize: Digital Utopias and Futures

Update: The deadline is Sunday, September 18. There is no doubt that today’s digital spaces are mainly ruled by a handful of profit-hungry technology megacorporations. Their practices benefit society’s most powerful and exclude marginalized groups and individuals. From social media platforms to search engines to our GPS technologies, the internet is not as free as …

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Bread&Net 2021: Towards a growing regional digital rights community

Bread&Net returned for the fourth time last week, from 23 to 26 November, welcoming around 1000 participants from 74 countries to take part in the regional discourse on digital rights and freedoms in the Arabic-speaking world. Over the course of four days, technologists, organizers, researchers, lawyers, and journalists brought forth their ideas, concerns, insights, and recommendations in …

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To our Bread&Net community, we will finally meet again from 23-26 November!

We invite you to register for Bread&Net 2021, our yearly unconference on digital rights in its fourth edition, taking place from the 23th to the 26th of November. The event will cover a wide range of topics around policy advocacy in the Arabic-speaking countries, digital tools for a safer, more accessible internet, and regional community …

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Privacy and Data Protection Law: Lessons from Covid-19 Patient-Tracing Apps [Bread&Net 2020 Session]

In this #BreadandNet 2020 session moderated by Accessnow’s Marwa Fatafta, Senior Legal Consultant Mohammad Moghabat, Joey Shia, and Etienne Manyier overview the laws pertaining to data protection in the Arab Speaking World and assess the privacy implications of these legal frameworks. According to Joey Shia, data protection laws in the Gulf are similar to the …

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How to rebuild a digital society festival like re:publica resilient? [Bread&Net 2020 Session]

In this #BreadandNet 2020 session Andreas Gebhard,co-founder and CEO of re:public, a festival for the digital society that was forced to cancel a physical event with more than 1.000 guest speakers around the world because of the COVID’s pandemic. Gebhard explains how they had to change their plans and go online and the challenges they …

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How to rebuild a digital society festival like re:publica resilient? [Bread&Net 2020 Session]

In this #BreadandNet 2020 session, the co-founder and CEO of re:publica Andreas Gebhard shares his experience since large scale events had to turn their strategy 100% in 2020. How will we meet in the future beyond Covid and borders? Are we facing a golden age of hybrid decentralized global gatherings? Time to reboot the connections …

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Q&A: Corporate Accountability for Digital Rights in MENA [Bread&Net 2020 Session]

In this #BreadandNet 2020 session, the Tunisian research analyst at the Corporate Accountability Index Afef Abrougui and the Egyptian journalist Wafaa Heikal discuss Corporate Accountability of Telecommunication companies. Abrougui looks into how the policies and practices of telecommunication and technology companies affect digital rights in the region. The speakers also address how organizations in the …

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Freedom of Expression in Lebanon: Future threats and opportunities. [Bread&Net 2020 Session]

In this #BreadandNet 2020 session, Aya Majzoub from Human Rights Watch and Ayman Mhanna from Samir Kassir Foundation, moderated by Mohamad Najem from SMEX, discuss freedom of speech in Lebanon. There have been no new laws to govern speech in Lebanon, but so many things have changed in freedom of expression. One major change is …

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