Sarah Cupler • 26 May 2023

A Brief Overview of AI Use in WANA

Governments and private sectors in West Asia and North Africa are calling to employ AI to strengthen their economies and…

  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Protection
SMEX • 18 Jan 2023

Update to Press Release on Saudi Government Infiltration of Wikipedia, Sentencing Independent Administrators to Prison

(January 18, 2023 – Washington, DC and Beirut): On January 5, 2023, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) and…

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Wikimedia
  • Wikipedia
SMEX • 06 Jan 2023

Saudi Arabia: Government Agents Infiltrate Wikipedia, Sentence Independent Admins to Prison

Internal Wikimedia Investigation Results in Termination of Entire Saudi-Based Team of Administrators (January 5, 2023 – New York and Beirut):…

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Wikimedia
  • Wikipedia
Andrea López Pastor • 05 Dec 2022

Influencers’ License in Saudi Arabia: Regulation or Censorship?

 Influencers in Saudi Arabia are no longer permitted to work online without a license from the government. Every content creator…

  • Influencers
  • License
  • Saudi Arabia
SMEX • 29 Aug 2022

Saudi authorities must release women’s rights activist Salma al-Shehab

We, the undersigned NGOs, call on the international community to press Saudi Arabian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release women’s…

  • Digital Rights
  • Freedom Of Speech
  • Human Rights
SMEX • 28 Dec 2021

The Digital ID Landscape in the GCC: A Mapping of Programs, Regulations, and Human Rights Risks [Report 2021]

This report analyzes the implementation of digital ID systems in countries of the Gulf Council Cooperation (GCC), also referred to…

  • Bahrain
  • Digital ID
  • GCC
SMEX • 19 Jul 2021

How to Protect Your Data from Israeli NSO’s Surveillance Attacks?

A recent security leak revealed that Israeli NSO Group’s malware has targeted around 50,000 devices worldwide, including those of journalists…

  • Bahrain
  • Emirates
  • Leaks
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