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Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily"
Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily" 26 April 2016

Over the past days, hundreds of people have used the Ecuador Disaster Map to report needs, requests and offers of help through text messages, email or the web, contributing to a crowdsourced map of the situation on the ground. APCNews spoke with Valeria Betancourt, head of the APC policy programme and one of the organisers of this initiative.

The government and the Association of Internet Providers block access to websites in Ecuador
The government and the Association of Internet Providers block access to websites in Ecuador 14 April 2016

A leaked document shows that the Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa in collaboration with the private sector has the technical ability, and the willingness, to block and censor websites throughout the national territory.

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Ecuador 26 November 2014

<p>Illustration: <span class="caps">CIESPAL</span>.</p>

Ecuador holds first national meeting on internet governance
Ecuador holds first national meeting on internet governance 26 November 2014

How does the internet work? How is it managed and developed? While the importance of universalising internet access and use becomes increasingly recognised, reflection on the concrete aspects of internet governance is often missing. This is why APC organises events like the National Meeting on Internet Governance – Ecuador, which will take place on 27 November.

Ecuador map
Ecuador map 20 November 2014

<p>Illustration: Wikimedia Commons.</p>

National meeting in Ecuador on internet governance takes place in Quito
National meeting in Ecuador on internet governance takes place in Quito 20 November 2014

On 27 November in Quito, the National Meeting on Internet Governance – Ecuador will be a space for discussion and reflection on internet governance issues in Ecuador. The conversation will be framed within both the regional and global context, in addition to providing insights from experts on conceptual, technical and political approaches to internet governance.

New criminal code endangers privacy of Ecuadorians
New criminal code endangers privacy of Ecuadorians 26 November 2013

Article 474 of the new Ecuadorian criminal code legalises systematic surveillance of internet communications, flagrantly violating citizens’ rights to privacy. Valeria Betancourt, APC policy manager, analyses the problematic aspects of the article.

Ecuador’s communications law: With a view toward a more democratic regulation
Ecuador’s communications law: With a view toward a more democratic regulation 31 July 2013

APC wrote an analysis of the latest communication’s law in Ecuador for the newsletter Digital Rights, focusing on both problems and opportunities that its implementation will imply.

Ecuador's new Communications Law: Progress on access and spectrum allocation, but a reverse for freedom of expression
Ecuador's new Communications Law: Progress on access and spectrum allocation, but a reverse for freedom of expression 27 June 2013

Ecuador has approved a communications law that recognises the right of universal access to information and communication technologies (ICT) and fairly apportions the frequency spectrum; on the other hand, it poses a threat to freedom of expression.

New regulation threatens anonymity on the internet in Ecuador
New regulation threatens anonymity on the internet in Ecuador 15 August 2012

The people of Ecuador are working together to get the government to change a new regulation that will allow the state to collect users’ personal data without a warrant.