Mohamad Najem

Executive Director
Mohamad Najem
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Mohamad Najem is the executive director of the Beirut–based digital rights organization SMEX (—the Middle East and North Africa’s leading digital rights organization. His work includes local and regional advocacy campaigns, research on freedom of expression, privacy, and data protection. Mohamad organizes the yearly event “Bread & Net”, the first unconference in the MENA region that tackles topics related to technology and human rights. He graduated from Stanford Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program in 2019 and in January 2021, he was featured in TIME magazine as one of the top activists in the Arab region.


Digital rights and colonialism: Perspectives on tech policy from the Arabic Speaking World

Dia Dia, Mohamad Najem

The Internet connects the entire globe- yet some parts of the globe have more influence over how the Internet works than others. The EU is at the forefront of Internet-related legislation that could have global impacts. So far, those impacts have largely been negative. In this panel, we discuss how EU advocates can be global, not colonial.
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