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The Curse of Constitutional Powerlessness

  This is the second installment in SMEX’s Working Drafts Series on the emerging legal framework for free expression online in the Arab world. Subscribe to get updates and learn about related events. You can add your ideas and comments below or by sending us an email at info@smex.org. In one of the region’s most surprising paradoxes, nearly every Arab country guarantees […]

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Taakad: New Campaign To Verify Online Content in Lebanon

  Social media usage has increased tremendously. In Lebanon 70 percent of netizens are now online, creating content with every comment, post, and upload. With this increase has come a new kind of economy for media and journalism in which any person has the ability to access the Internet, produce and share stories, impact and change ideas. These acts of […]

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With Free Expression in the Arab World, Where Do We Begin?

  This is the first installment in SMEX’s Working Drafts Series on the emerging legal framework for free expression online in the Arab world. Subscribe to get updates and learn about related events. You can add your ideas and comments below or by sending us an email at info@smex.org. Thanks to the Internet, mobile phones, and social media, never before has so […]

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Lebanon Blocks Six Porn Sites, Sparks Fears of Further Censorship

This post was originally posted on Global voices Lebanon’s Minister of Telecommunications has ordered Internet service providers to block six pornographic websites, according to a post by blogger Ralph Aoun who shared a leaked copy of the communiqué on his blog on Sept. 1, 2014. There is limited precedent for this type of web filtering […]

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