Latin America & the Caribbean

Feminist Tech Xchange - Mexico

Date and time: 
Jul 26 2010 - Jul 28 2010

Venue

Country: 
Mexico

Organisers

Other- name of organisation: 
La Neta

ACTA - anyone making a fuss in your country?

Mexico

So, is anybody up in a huff about ACTA in your country? Nice that at least netcitizen protest (amongst other activism) encouraged it going public.

Feminist Tech Xchange - Brazil

Date and time: 
May 22 2010 - May 23 2010

Venue

Country: 
Brazil

Feminist Tech Xchange - Brazil

Date and time: 
May 22 2010 - May 23 2010

Venue

Country: 
Brazil

Does social networking make sense for government institutes?

Mexico

Doing a search for women´s institutes in Mexico yields few results – even though all women´s institutes are required by law to have websites. Mexico´s 2002 transparency law was heralded as key to ending corruption, a vindication of citizens’ right to know.

Violence against women and ICTs: Reports from 10 countries

By APC (May 2010, GenderIT )
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Sexuality is at the heart of internet regulation debates in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO 30 April 2010 (CLAM and Sex Politics Watch for GenderIT.org)

Proposals to fight cybercrime have been floating around in Brazil for more than a decade but the backers – primarily banks and music companies worried about internet fraud and unauthorised music sharing – couldn’t find public or parliamentary support till they switched their focus to child pornography. Lula has refused to sanction online censorship and the government has opened a public consultation on what a civil law to regulate the internet should look like. EroTICs researchers Corrêa, Maria and Queiroz explore the history of the Brazilian regulation debate and conclude that the time is ripe to talk about rights – and for feminists and sexual rights activists to get involved. Photo: “Mike Vondran”:http://www.flickr.com/people/over_kind_man/

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Impact 2.0? Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America

MONTEVIDEO 14 April 2010 (AL for APCNews)

Politicians aren’t always aware that sound research that could help them make better policy decisions is out there waiting to be used. On the other hand, social networking websites are experiencing an explosive growth worldwide and Latin America is no exception. This new initiative from APC and Latin American telecomms research network DIRSI will bring together researchers and activists to see if it is possible to influence policy debate using blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter and more in Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.

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Broadband in Bolivia: Good intentions and a long way to go

MONTEVIDEO 27 March 2010 (Orlando Arratia and AL for APCNews)

The Bolivian government is focusing on telecentres as a means of bringing internet access to the population, especially in rural and marginalised areas. But according to researcher Orlando Arratia, the structural problems that currently limit connectivity cannot be resolved until the government adopts a national broadband policy.

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