Projects

#HACKINGEXTREMISM: How Did Community Groups Counter Violent Extremism?

Feature image via Smex: Maya and Nancy Yamout, “Rescue Me” organization.       The advancement of the internet and the tools it provides can sometimes be a double-edged sword. While it does present valuable opportunities for collaboration and communication, the internet can also be used by violent extremists to promote their hostile agenda. To …

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Preparing New Voices to Shape Internet Governance in the Middle East

Feature image via Smex.org: Participants, partners and organizers of the 2016 Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance in Beirut. While the Internet has long been recognized as a space for learning, self-expression, innovation, commerce, and sharing, it’s less understood as a political and contested space, where stakeholders with diverse and sometimes conflicting …

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SMEX Investigates: Who’s Watching Us?

Feature image via Pixabay.com       Who’s watching us? In providing evidence-based answers to this question, SMEX is pleased to announce the launch of an in-depth research on electronic surveillance practices in Lebanon. Over 12 months, the project will establish a baseline of knowledge about electronic surveillance of people in Lebanon. The findings will …

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