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Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (January 2017, APC )

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The internet domain name system and the right to culture

By Paula Jaramillo Gajardo and Juan Carlos Lara Gálvez, Derechos Digitales (December 2016, APC )
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Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document

By Center for Information Technology and Development (December 2016, CITAD )

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Extracting lessons from NETmundial: Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global internet policy governance discussions

By APC, DiploFoundation and the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) (November 2016, APC )
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Case study: The right to education and the internet in South Africa

By Andrew Rens (May 2016, APC )

Source: UNICEF South AfricaSource: UNICEF South Africa

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Freedom of assembly and association online in India, Malaysia and Pakistan

By Gayathry Venkiteswaran (March 2016, APC )

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Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Paraguay country report

By Maricarmen Sequera Buzarquis, TEDIC (March 2016, APC )

Paraguay experienced state and private surveillance during the military dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner (1954-1989). However, the democratic period is not exempt from similar practices or new forms of abusive intrusion into the lives of citizens.
This report analyses surveillance and violations of basic rights that continue in this democratic period in Paraguay, in other forms including surveillance using the internet.

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Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Mexico country report

By Luis Fernando García and Vladimir Chorny, R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (March 2016, APC )

Mexico’s Constitution recognises the right of access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). However, the population has a low rate of access to the internet. The law recognises net neutrality, including the principles of non-discrimination and free access. However, there is documentary evidence of practices that run contrary to these principles. Meanwhile, the Mexican authorities have augmented their technical and legal powers of surveillance of communications. The legislation does not clearly and precisely identify which authorities are empowered nor in what circumstances surveillance may take place.

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Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Costa Rica country report

By Cooperativa Sulá Batsú (March 2016, APC )

Costa Rica has laws that recognise and protect the following rights: privacy, freedom of expression, honour, freedom of conscience, religion, association and assembly, and non-discrimination. The laws are backed up by national doctrine and jurisprudence, that is, judicial literature and sentences that recognise and mould an environment for the protection of these rights. For the present report what is of interest is the “medium of the internet” or the protection of these rights on the internet.

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