Latin America & the Caribbean

Protecting privacy and personal data in Brazilian e-health initiatives


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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).

Defending freedom of speech online in Chile


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Marco Civil Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights - English translation

Winnipeg, Canada

At the NETmundial opening ceremony in Sao Paulo, President Dilma Rousseff sanctioned the historic Marco Civil Internet Bill of Rights, which was formally approved by the national parliament in March.

APC member wins lifetime achievement award

CANCUN 9 May 2014 (LACNIC)

Ermanno Pietrosemoli from APC member EsLaRed was recognised with the LACNIC 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the development of the internet in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through more than 20 years of training and research in wireless technologies, Ermanno has changed the landscape of wireless in the region and globally. Image by LACNIC.

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APC commends Brazil's historic step towards a Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

JOHANNESBURG 26 March 2014 (APCNews)

APC congratulates the Brazilian people on the adoption by the Chamber of Deputies of the Marco Civil da Internet (Civil Rights Framework for the Internet) on 25 March 2014: the outcome of a four-year-long, inclusive consultation process in which civil society played a leading role.

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APC commends Brazil's historic step towards a Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

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Internet rights in Ecuador: Activists against surveillance

15 January 2014 (AL and VB, APC for Digital Rights)

A coalition of internet users successfully advocated for the elimination of an article from Ecuador’s new criminal code that legalised massive communications surveillance. In this article for the LAC Digital Rights newsletter, APC’s policy team talks about its advocacy process.

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Wireless workshop in Nicaragua

MERIDA 6 December 2013 (Lourdes Pietrosemoli for EsLaRed)

The 16th Workshop on Networking Technologies for Latin America and the Caribbean (WALC), organised by EsLaRed Foundation, took place at the National Engineering University of Managua, Nicaragua on 14-18 October 2013.

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"We have to gain more ground with human rights advocacy organisations": Interview with WGNRR

3 December 2013 (Florencia Flores for

On 21 September 2013 the website of the Health Network of Latin American and Caribbean Women was attacked and taken down after the launch of a campaign to legalise abortion. Vanessa Coria Castilla, Director of Programs and Advocacy for the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), shared some thoughts on the persecution faced by women’s organisations globally and in Latin America.

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