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Social Responsibility Is A Business Matter: A Guide For Tech SMEs In Lebanon

In Lebanon, telcos and major tech companies tend to impact users’ privacy and freedom of expression. A 2018 SMEX report found that out of 66 mobile telecom operators in the MENA region, only 14 published terms of service, seven published privacy policies, and four published both. None of them are Lebanese.  The Lebanese mobile operators […]

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Sudan junta shuts down Internet to cover-up horrific human rights violations

9th of January protest in Sudan.(Source: Uzaz Elshami’s twitter account) Following the massacre of peaceful protesters at a sit-in near the Army Headquarters in Khartoum on June 2nd, Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) began restricting internet connectivity throughout the country. By June 4th, the country’s internet connection was completely shutdown. Despite this, protesters called for […]

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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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