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Arab Internet Governance Forum is happening in Beirut

  The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Arab Internet Governance Forum will be held for the second consecutive time in Beirut. The forum will be hosted by OGERO Telecom, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). For three consecutive days, between 16 to 18 December, the event will take place at the Movenpick Hotel Beirut. SMEX will be […]

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Alfa improved its services during the demonstrations

Alfa and Touch Boost Coverage at August 29 Protest

After having trouble accessing mobile networks during the August 22 #youstink protests in downtown Beirut, SMEX started a petition requesting that Alfa and Touch, Lebanon’s two mobile network operators, boost coverage in downtown for the planned August 29 protest, which was expected to bring tens of thousands to Martyr’s Square. We disseminated the petition through social media, […]

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Civil Society Groups Issue Statement at the Arab IGF

We are a group of more than 40 civil society organizations, activists, academics, technologists, and human rights advocates who work towards the realization of an open, accessible, and safe Internet. We are deeply concerned about the future role of the Internet in economic and social development and the spread of human rights violations on the […]

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A Regional Arab Human Rights Framework: More Elusive than Justice Itself?

  This week we’re resuming our Working Drafts Series on the emerging legal framework for free expression online in the Arab world, which went on hold during November while we were traveling and at the Arab Internet Governance Forum in Beirut. We hope to stay on track from here. This is the fourth installment. Subscribe to get updates and learn about related […]

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