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Digital Safety Master Class at SMEX

Digital surveillance is growing worldwide and can threaten your right to free speech and privacy. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself from prying eyes and maintain your privacy online. On Thursday, December 22, SMEX will host a 3-hour master class with communication and security expert Maroun Habib. The class will cover key tools and […]

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Self-Expression is not a Crime: Release Bassel al-Amin

Bassel al-Amin, a Lebanese journalism student in his early 20s, is still detained two days after his interrogation over a Facebook status. On December 6, 2016, Bassel al-Amin was summoned to the Public Prosecution’s office, under the orders of Judge Randa Yaqthan, over comments he made online. The drill is now familiar to anyone monitoring […]

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Join SMEX and LUSH in the Fight Against Internet Shutdowns

The Internet keeps you connected, so help us #KeepItOn! Every night from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m., access to the Internet in the Bahraini village of Duraz is disrupted or completely denied by telecom companies, under the orders of the government. This has been ongoing for over four months and, while troublesome, this case is by […]

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