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Follow IFEX in Beirut

Next week, IFEX members will be converging in Beirut, Lebanon, for the IFEX Strategy Conference, the biennial meeting of the world's largest network of free expression organisations. Registration is closed, but for those of you who can't be there, follow us on Twitter: @IFEXGM2011 and through our blog: http://www.ifexgm2011.wordpress.com

Participants from all over the globe - including old and new members, facilitators and IFEX staff - will be blogging from the ground in the run up to and during the Beirut conference, which follows the IFEX members-only General Meeting.

Already, Melanie Pinlac brings you news of what is - and isn't working - in the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) fight against impunity in the Philippines.

Former International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) President Aidan White wonders what will happen after 1 July, when Hungary hands over the presidency of the European Union but hangs onto its "shameful" media law.

Well-known media personality Magda Abu-Fadil from Lebanon and Jillian York from the Electronic Frontier Foundation take on the heady topic of securing unfettered access to the Internet.

Plus, you can see what other events the blogging team will be talking about, such as the "Four Seasons of the Arab Spring", or tools for campaigning in Africa - the Strategy Conference agenda kicks off the blog.

Posts will be written in our bloggers' preferred languages - including English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.
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