Latin America & the Caribbean

Participants in Costa Rican Women's Hackathon develop software applications to solve social problems

PERGAMINO 15 October 2014 (FF for APCNews)

On 30 and 31 August 2014, 39 women engineers and technologists created nine prototypes of software applications aimed at solving social problems in the north of Costa Rica, at the First Women’s Hackathon, organised by APC member organisation Sulá Batsú through its TIC-AS project, with the support of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality.

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The IACHR hosts thematic hearing on internet and human rights

BUENOS AIRES 29 September 2014 (VB for APCNews)

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Derechos Digitales, Karisma Foundation, the Association for Progressive Communications, the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and the Association for Civil Rights will participate in a thematic hearing on the impact of the internet in the defense and exercise of human rights before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The audience will take place in Washington, DC, during the 153th Period of Sessions, the 28th of October.

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enREDando makes the work of organisations in Argentina visible

Argentina

The enREDando website and the local newspaper insert. Photo: enREDando.The enREDando website and the local newspaper insert. Photo: enREDando.As part of its commitment to strengthening local civil society organisations (CSO) and their causes, Nodo TAU focuses on access to technology, capacity building and increasing visibility for local CSOs.

enREDando vuelve visible el trabajo de las organizaciones en Argentina

Argentina
[img_assist|nid=19789|title=|desc=El sitio web de enREDando y elun artículo en el periódico local.

Latin America at a glance: Human rights and the internet

30 August 2014 (ONG Derechos Digitales, APC and Joana Varon Ferraz for ONG Derechos Digitales)

This document summarizes the discussions in Latin America regarding human rights and the internet. Our intention is to increase the international community’s understanding of the region during the 2014 Internet Government Forum.

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Support for internet governance consensus-building at the Latin American IGF

18 August 2014 (Dafne Sabanes Plou for APCNews)

The seventh Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of Latin America and the Caribbean, held in San Salvador July 16-18, 2014, provided an opportunity for reflecting on and contributing to internet governance in the region. According to APC’s Dafne Sabanes Plou, this was one of the most participatory regional forums ever, riveting the audience’s attention during all its sessions. The author asks: was this a consequence of the interest raised by the NETmundial meeting held in Brazil in April?

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Colnodo promotes indigenous languages in ICTs, innovative tools in Colombia

Colombia

[img_assist|nid=19627|title=|desc=Through the Digital Household project targeted to beneficiaries of the national government’s 100,000 Free Homes programme, 4,533 people received basic training in the use of computers and the internet.

Using ICT to enhance community resilience to climate change impacts

Costa Rica

[img_assist|nid=19617|title=|desc=ICTs can enhance the capacity of communities to organise and respond to extreme weather events provoked by climate change…

Protecting privacy and personal data in Brazilian e-health initiatives

Brazil

[img_assist|nid=19613|title=|desc=Nupef researches the protection of privacy and personal data within Brazilian e-health initiatives.

EsLaRed wins international award for its internet security training efforts

[img_assist|nid=19611|title=|desc=Entre los ganadores del premio de seguridad en internet se encuentra EsLaRed, representada por Daniel Pietrosemoli (primera fila a la izquierda).

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