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
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

What: Meet me at El Sala An AMA-like, text based meetup.

Date: Tuesday, 1st of December

Time: 4 pm CET (UTC-5)

Who: Facilitated by Rima and Wafaa

Topic: We will be hosting Laura Vidal to chat about the Mozilla Internet Health Report...Read More.

Where: This will take place in the MENA room on the IFF Mattermost. Find out how to apply for access to the IFF Mattermost here


Date: Thursday, December 10 Monthly Meetup

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