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Internet in Lebanon Remains “Partly Free”

In collaboration with Freedom House, SMEX assessed internet freedom in Lebanon as part of the organization’s Freedom on the Net 2018 Report. Lebanon’s “Internet Freedom Score” increased from 46 in 2017 to 47 in 2018, signifying that the environment for internet freedom became slightly more repressive. The country still remains “partly free,” according to Freedom […]

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09:  In this photo illustration, the logo for the Twitter social media network is projected onto a man on August 09, 2017 in London, England. With around 328 million users worldwide, Twitter has gone from a small start-up in for the public 2006 to a broadcast tool of politicians and corporations in 2017.  (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Twitter Yields to Demand from Israeli Government and Blocks 35 Accounts

On Tuesday, Twitter gave into a demand from the Israeli Cybercrime Department, blocking and restricting 35 user accounts linked to Hamas and Hezbollah. The decision came just two weeks after Israel’s public security minister Gilad Erdan threatened legal action against the company. Twitter blocked 2 accounts, suspended 7 accounts and restricted 26 accounts inside Palestine […]

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Omani Activist Hassan al-Basham Passes Away in Prison

Social media activists are mourning the death of Hassan al-Basham, an Omani activist who died in Oman’s Samail Central Prison on April 28 after his health deteriorated. Al-Basham “defended prisoners of conscience…and carried out activities on the social in humanitarian levels,” according to a statement by the Omani Coalition for Human Rights, confirming the news […]

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