Mohamad Najem

Mohamad Najem is the co-founder and advocacy director @SMEX. He has delivered dozens of training workshops in Lebanon and throughout the Arab region on digital advocacy. In addition, Mohamad has initiated and contributed to several successful online campaigns, including #stopthislawProtect Privacy, and Take Back Parliament, an alternative political campaign for the 2013 Lebanese parliamentary elections.

He tweets at @MoNajem and blogs occasionally, too, mostly about the Arab internet and where it intersects with free expression and other human rights.

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Latest posts by Mohamad Najem

Is Iraq Restricting Speech on Facebook?

  9 February 2015

Local sources say escalating fights online among political parties and sects since last week's execution of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh may have led to the new policy.

Free Bassel: Netizen Under Serious Threat

  18 December 2012

Bassel Khartabil Safadi, a Syrian open source developer and pro-democracy activist, has completed 9 months in jail. His friends and family fear for his life as he is being prosecuted by a military court.