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Arab Social Media Activists Meet in Amman

Seventeen Arab activists, including myself and Alaa Sayegh representing SMEX, met in the ever-charming city of Amman for a weekend of presentations, conversations, and workshops hosted by 7iber, a Jordanian citizen media collective, and supported by 7amleh, a Palestinian citizen media collective, and the American Friends Service Committee. The conference—tweets were aggregated with the hashtag […]

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#InternetRevolution: For a Better Internet in Egypt

A group of Egyptian activists have launched a campaign targeting the high cost of poor internet service in Egypt. The campaign, which goes by the hashtag #InternetRevolution (Arabic: #ثورة_الانترنت) tackles what it views as the deception of internet companies that are trying to con internet users into believing they have better internet than they actually […]

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Arab Redditors catalogue their dialects

Arab users of the social news website Reddit, known as Redditors, started the “r/Arabs Dialect Project” to “compile and display the variety of Arabic dialects spoken in the Arab World and beyond.” Nine months later, 14 countries have been represented by 32 participants displaying a wide range of dialects. In fact, the dialects were sometimes […]

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Ad Campaign by the NGO "MARCH Lebanon" following the Jackie Chamoun controversy

What are the next steps for the “I Am Not Naked” campaign?

When local media published images of Olympian Alpine Skier Jackie Chamoun participating in a topless photo-shoot three years ago, caretaker Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami called for an investigation. Scandal soon erupted, as Lebanon’s civil society criticized the government’s misplaced priorities in a country where domestic violence is still not punishable by law. In […]

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