MENA Monthly Meetups

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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
Please note that this group offers various gatherings through the month that range from workshops, to collaborative town halls, to AMA. This includes "Meet Me At El Sala", a text based, 1-hour chat that takes place in the MENA room on the IFF Mattermost, and features different people from the international digital rights scenes and not only from MENA, to help itnroduce new projects, build attention to specific cases, to recruit volunteers, testers, researchers, and other things!  The aim is to overlape with different international groups, and to bring more voices from our region to the international digital rights scene. 


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

Date: Thursday, December 10

Time: 6pm Central Africa Time (UTC+2) / 11am EST (UTC-5)

Who: Facilitated by Rima and Wafaa

Where: The Meetjitsi link will be shared in the Regional:MENA Channel on the IFF Mattermost one or two hours before the start of the meeting.






Notes from Past Meetings

December 10 2020, MENA Meetup

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