NOW News, in collaboration with the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI), has launched Presidential Elections ...
Recently, SMEX hosted the first beta course on our new online learning platform NetHawwal. We ...
In a move condemned worldwide as an outrageous attack on Freedom of Speech and Freedom ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]