Latin America & the Caribbean

New publication: Infographic in Portuguese on the impact of the internet and human rights

BERLIN 30 October 2012 (FD for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications has started a project called Connect Your Rights! in early 2011. Meant to make the links between fundamental human rights offline and online, it published an infographic in mid-2012 to offer a visualization of the impact that the internet provokes on the human rights regime. After a successful first run in social media and at events worldwide, the infographic was translated to Portuguese by Brazilian group NUPEF.

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Internet revolutionaries and conservatives meet once again

During three days at the end of September, the Colombian capital Bogota was host to the Latin American and the Caribbean fifth preparatory meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). A tale from the Latin American and Caribbean preparatory meeting to the Internet Governance Forum.

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Focus on internet and human rights in Argentina: Interview with Nodo TAU

JOHANNESBURG 3 October 2012 (Alan Finlay for APCNews)

“The main issues that should be focused on in Argentina today are freedom of expression, access to information and free circulation of culture,” says Nodo TAU in an interview related to a forthcoming report they wrote for the Global Information Society Watch.

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Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Colombia

By Colnodo (October 2012, APC )
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Help shape the dialogue for the LAC Internet Governance Forum

QUITO 2 September 2012 (APC for APC)

APC is currently preparing for the 5th LAC preparatory Internet Governance Forum, to be held in Bogota, Columbia on 24-26 September 2012. We invite all actors interested in ICT for development, ICT policies and internet governance issues to help shape the dialogue agenda by completing a short survey.

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GEM practitioners participate in research on technology and social change

Two GEM practitioners participated in a research on internet access of local people using internet cafes and public kiosks in neighborhoods and popular sectors in Chile, Argentina and Peru.

Impact 2.0: New research on the use of web 2.0 for development

MONTEVIDEO 15 August 2012 (Fundación Comunica for APCNews)

New research in suggests that web 2.0 and online social networking were most used to connect research and policy in public awareness campaigns. Coordinated by Fundación Comunica, and supported by APC and IDRC, the book looks at twelve projects in Latin America.

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Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy

(August 2012, Fundación Comunica )

This publication is the result of the work done in the project Impact 2.0 between 2010 and 2011, coordinated by Fundación Comunica, supported by APC and financed by IDRC. From the participant projects, it can be concluded that the most successful uses of web 2.0 and online social networking to connect research and policy were those that involved the public in campaigns and consultations.

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New regulation threatens anonymity on the internet in Ecuador

NEW YORK 15 August 2012 (AL for APCNews)

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.

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Two GEM trainers improve their knowledge and skills online

BUENOS AIRES

Derlly and Aura are two trainers who were members of the GEM team in Cali, Colombia, during the field work to adapt GEM for telecentres that took place in late 2008 and early 2009.

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