Data Exploration Hackathon: Visualizing the Relationship between Rule of Law and Digital Rights in MENA and Beyond

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Data Exploration Hackathon: Visualizing the Relationship between Rule of Law and Digital Rights in MENA and Beyond
Presenter(s) Jessica Dheere, Nani Jansen
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Organization(s) SMEX
Project(s) Arab Digital Rights Datasets
Country(ies) Lebanon, Arab Region
Social media @smex @jessdheere
2017 theme Policy & Advocacy

Last year at IFF, SMEX presented a prototype of its Arab Digital Rights Dataset (http://smex.silk.co). After soliciting input at that session and conducting more than a dozen feedback interviews with lawyers, civil society organizations, and researchers, we’ve refined the data collection methodology, taxonomy, and development plan and want to explore how this data can be accessed, mashed up, and visualized for a deeper understanding of the relationship between digital rights and the rule of law everywhere, but particularly in the Arab region. More than a workshop but not quite a hackathon, the session will be focused on the creation of specific user/stakeholder scenarios that will offer a roadmap for technical development of the first stand-alone version of the dataset. We also want to crowdsource recommendations related to security and hosting.

Format Hackathon
Target Groups researchers, activists, designers, techies, lawyers, funders
Length 3 hours
Skill Level Intermediate
Language English


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