Toeing the line – ineffective and unjust national security strategies in MENA
Founder/Director, Social Media Exchange
I'm the co-founder and executive director of Social Media Exchange (smex.org), a Beirut–based NGO that since 2008 has been a pioneer in digital journalism, digital advocacy, and digital rights in Lebanon and the Arab region.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Wafa Ben Hassine is an Open Technology Fund Fellow working with EFF's international team to research counterterrorism and cybercrime legislation in select Arab countries — Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia — and how they are used to target human rights defenders and stifle the free expression of regular end users.
Outreach Manager - MENA, ASL19
Community coordinator at ASL19 for MENA region (especially Arabic speaking countries) I deal with tool localization, Outreach, and user support. I enjoy neutralizing any content blocking efforts by governments and telecoms.
Human Rights Officer - Capacity Building, Advocacy, Research, Gulf Center for Human Rights
Director, Bolo Bhi
Co-founder and Director of Bolo Bhi. I am reelance journalist, researcher, rights advocate and public policy consultant. I have written for Dawn, The Guardian and have been writing for Global Voices for the past five years, where I currently work as Editor for Pakistan. In 2012, I was listed among Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers for her work on free speech and was recognized for my work on #BBC100 women of 2014. I am also on the... Read More →
Thursday March 31, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am