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Lebanese Media Launch “President 2014” Website

NOW News, in collaboration with the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI), has launched Presidential Elections 2014, a website to encourage people to virtually (and symbolically) vote for their preferred candidate “based on criteria drawn from the constitution and the Bkerki National Document.” The list of potential candidates was generated based on “media buzz and public […]

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A map shows the home countries of the 36 participants in the beta test.

An Update on NetHawwal: Beta Test Results & Next Steps

Recently, SMEX hosted the first beta course on our new online learning platform NetHawwal. We enrolled 36 participants from 14 Arab countries in the eight-week course, and as we prepared to launch we experienced what all entrepreneurs must feel at some point: We were thrilled to finally see this product of thousands of hours of […]

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Turkish Digital Activists Defy Twitter Ban

In a move condemned worldwide as an outrageous attack on Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blocked Twitter soon after announcing that he would “eradicate” it. His declaration on March the 20th in the Western City of Busra that he didn’t “care what the international community says,” and […]

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