Social Media Exchange Assoc.
Registered as a Lebanese NGO (no. 165) in 2010, Social Media Exchange’s mission is to leverage digital tools for better networking among Arab civil society organizations and activists. We apply for grants from both governmental and nongovernmental bodies to fund programs in the following areas:
- Access to information and knowledge-sharing
- Arabic-language content creation
- Cross-border, learning-centered collaboration and exchange
Within these areas, we have built a website for Lebanon’s National Network for the Right to Access Information to support passage of draft access to information legislation, successfully campaigned against an ill-conceived E-transactions law, translated several social media for activism guides from English to Arabic and produced dozens of training materials, as well as hosted the second Arab Techies gathering of 35 socially-minded, technologically adventurous women from around the region.