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Getting in Touch with Open Data: Nouwweb v1.0

This week, as part of a new initiative to promote civic engagement in Lebanon, developers from Lamba Labs and the SMEX team are launching a new tool called Nouwweb that allows people to easily access essential public information about the members of parliament who represent them. The tool aims to encourage more frequent and open exchange […]

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Getting a Grasp on Laws Governing Online Speech in MENA Countries

Since 2011, there has been a pronounced increase in the promulgation of legislation governing the rights of Internet users in the Arab region and in Iran. The laws affect digital rights both directly, through specific mention of online channels in penal codes and press and publications and media laws, as well as indirectly, in anti-terrorism […]

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What Will You Transform this Ramadan?

This Ramadan season SMEX will host its second Savvy Strategist course on our new online learning platform NetHawwal.com. The free course will be given in Arabic and is designed for anyone who wants to improve their advocacy and planning skills, especially with regard to the use of media and technology. We especially encourage applicants who are currently advocating […]

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