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The monthly meetups bring together folks from the MENA region to share, connect, seek help, and release stress by celebrating each other. In addition, it's a time for us to find ways to support each other, and help us understand what is happening in our part of the world. If you cannot attend the monthly meetups, we are taking notes of each gathering and linking to them below.  
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The monthly meetups bring together folks from the MENA region to share, connect, seek help, and release stress by celebrating each other. In addition, it's a time for us to find ways to support each other, and help us understand what is happening in our part of the world. If you cannot attend the monthly meetups, we are taking notes of each gathering and linking to them below.
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'''Meet me at El Sala'''
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Besides educational workshops and video based meetups, the MENA group is now offering 1-hour, text based chat that features different people from the international digital rights scenes and not only from MENA. The aim is to overlape with different international groups, and to bring more voices from our region to the international digital rights scene. This format will help people get introduced to new projects, build attention to specific cases, to recruit volunteers, testers, researchers, and other things! This takes place in the MENA room on the '''[[IFF Mattermost|IFF Mattermost]]'''.
  
 
The MENA community is connected during the week in different ways. Either through various MENA-focused channels on the '''[[IFF Mattermost|IFF Mattermost]]''' or via '''[[Calendar_of_Events|different events organized]]''' on various topics during the year.  
 
The MENA community is connected during the week in different ways. Either through various MENA-focused channels on the '''[[IFF Mattermost|IFF Mattermost]]''' or via '''[[Calendar_of_Events|different events organized]]''' on various topics during the year.  
  
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==Next Events==
  
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<span style="font-size:larger"> '''Monthly Meetup / Wednesday 26th''' </span>
  
==Next Event==
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'''Time:''' 4pm UTC+1 / 10am EST
  
'''Date:''' September 24
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'''Who:''' Facilitated by Rima and Wafaa
  
'''What''' Libyan Social Media as Conflict Zone
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'''Where:''' The Big Blue Button link will be shared in the [https://community.internetfreedomfestival.org/community/channels/mena Regional:MENA Channel] on the IFF Mattermost one or two hours before the start of the meeting.  Don't have an account to the IFF Mattermost? [[IFF_Mattermost|you can request one following the directions here.]]
  
'''Time:''' 5pm CET / 6pm Cairo / 7pm Lebanon
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== Notes from Past Meetings ==
  
'''Who:''' Hosted by Rima and Wafaa,  Speaker Khadeja Ramali,
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[[January 26 2022, MENA Meetup]]
  
'''Where:''' You can either
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'''2021'''
  
'''1)''' RSVP on the following form and we will send you the link the day before the event:
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[[September 16 2021, MENA Meetup]]
  
'''OR'''
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[[August 12 2021, MENA Meetup]]
  
'''2)''' We will post the link to the event in the following room on the IFF Mattermost one hour before the start of the meeting: Regional:MENA  * Don't have an account to the IFF Mattermost? [[IFF_Mattermost|you can request one following the directions here.]]
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[[July 15 2021, MENA Meetup]]
  
'''Description:'''
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[[June 17 2021, MENA Meetup]]
  
Join us to hear from  Khadeja Ramali who will be talking about the conflict zone in Libyan social media, which has become another weapon in the arsenal of warring groups. Find out how social media platforms are being used to  spread disinformation, hate speech, and normalize violence. Ramali will share how they navigated Libya’s information space to  track down disinformation and hateful content, and the latest ongoing challenges that come with the task. They also will talk  about the  impact  COVID19 had had on thee country, and the  undergoing nationwide civil unrest due to deteriorating living conditions. 
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[[May 20 2021, MENA Meetup]]
  
Ramali is an independent social media researcher who focuses on online spaces, culture, and political discourse in the MENA region. Khadeja has worked with NGOs, research centers, and companies to look into Arabic language disinformation, social media monitoring in elections, information operations in the MENA region, foreign interference campaigns in North Africa with a specific focus on the Libyan online space." You can learn more  about her here: [https://twitter.com/k_ramali https://twitter.com/k_ramali]
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[[April 15 2021, MENA Meetup]]
  
== Notes from Past Meetings ==
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[[March 4 2021, MENA Meetup]]
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[[February 4 2021, MENA Meetup]]
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'''2020'''
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[[December 10 2020, MENA Meetup]]
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[[Meet Me at El Sala: December 1, 2020|December 1 2020, Meet Me at El Sala]]
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[[November 20 2020, MENA Meetup]]
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[[November 13 2020, MENA Meetup]]
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[[October 29 2020, MENA Meetup]]
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[[October 15 2020, MENA Meetup]]
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[[September 24 2020, MENA Meetup]]
  
 
[[September 15 2020 MENA Notes]]
 
[[September 15 2020 MENA Notes]]

Revision as of 10:58, 12 January 2022

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The monthly meetups bring together folks from the MENA region to share, connect, seek help, and release stress by celebrating each other. In addition, it's a time for us to find ways to support each other, and help us understand what is happening in our part of the world. If you cannot attend the monthly meetups, we are taking notes of each gathering and linking to them below.

Meet me at El Sala
Besides educational workshops and video based meetups, the MENA group is now offering 1-hour, text based chat that features different people from the international digital rights scenes and not only from MENA. The aim is to overlape with different international groups, and to bring more voices from our region to the international digital rights scene. This format will help people get introduced to new projects, build attention to specific cases, to recruit volunteers, testers, researchers, and other things! This takes place in the MENA room on the IFF Mattermost.

The MENA community is connected during the week in different ways. Either through various MENA-focused channels on the IFF Mattermost or via different events organized on various topics during the year.

Next Events

Monthly Meetup / Wednesday 26th

Time: 4pm UTC+1 / 10am EST

Who: Facilitated by Rima and Wafaa

Where: The Big Blue Button link will be shared in the Regional:MENA Channel on the IFF Mattermost one or two hours before the start of the meeting. Don't have an account to the IFF Mattermost? you can request one following the directions here.

Notes from Past Meetings

January 26 2022, MENA Meetup

2021

September 16 2021, MENA Meetup

August 12 2021, MENA Meetup

July 15 2021, MENA Meetup

June 17 2021, MENA Meetup

May 20 2021, MENA Meetup

April 15 2021, MENA Meetup

March 4 2021, MENA Meetup

February 4 2021, MENA Meetup

2020

December 10 2020, MENA Meetup

December 1 2020, Meet Me at El Sala

November 20 2020, MENA Meetup

November 13 2020, MENA Meetup

October 29 2020, MENA Meetup

October 15 2020, MENA Meetup

September 24 2020, MENA Meetup

September 15 2020 MENA Notes