Ecuador

Ecuador: Surveillance measures to confront the pandemic pose a threat to human rights
Ecuador: Surveillance measures to confront the pandemic pose a threat to human rights 19 March 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the government of Ecuador has announced its plans to use satellite monitoring and georeferencing systems to track individuals as part of the disease containment measures. The announcement was made on 17 March alongside the declaration of a state of emergency, and has sparked the concern of both national and international organisations that work to defend human rights. While emergency measures like these are adopted with the aim of slowing t...

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 41st session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 41st session 24 June 2019 Deborah Brown

The 41st session of the Human Rights Council is taking place over three weeks (24 June to 12 July 2019) in Geneva. During this session over 100 reports will be presented on thematic and country-specific human rights situations from UN Special Procedures, the Secretary General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Council is expected to adopt on around 25 resolutions. It will also feature the annual full day discussion on the human rights of women, which includes panel discussions on...

Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily"
Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily" 26 April 2016 APC

Early on the morning after the devastating earthquake of 16 April, a group of hacktivists in Ecuador and abroad got to work to find the best way to channel the assistance needed in different parts of the country, a task that became increasingly urgent as the number of victims continued to rise. They immediately thought of Ushahidi, an open-source information-gathering platform that has provide...

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting 27 February 2014

APC’s efforts to ensure affordable and equitable internet access focus significantly on radio spectrum. While use of wireless internet, particularly through mobile devices, is growing exponentially in the developing world, access to reliable and affordable broadband continues to be a challenge, especially for remote and rural locations. Open, development-oriented spectrum management has great...

New criminal code endangers privacy of Ecuadorians
New criminal code endangers privacy of Ecuadorians 26 November 2013 Valeria Betancourt

The revelations about mass surveillance and data collection by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) sparked outrage from political leaders around the world, including the government and Legislative Assembly of Ecuador. Nevertheless, Ecuadorian authorities are now proposing new legislation that blatantly contradicts that position. The proposed article 474 of the new Comprehensive Org...

Call for proposals to host the fifth regional IGF in Latin America and the Caribbean
Call for proposals to host the fifth regional IGF in Latin America and the Caribbean 02 April 2012 APC

Photo taken from the IGF in 2007, in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilThe Association for the Progress of Communications (APC), the NUPEF Institute, the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Regional Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) are pleased to announce the realization of the Fifth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to be held in August,...

APC's submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Ecuador
APC's submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Ecuador 23 November 2011 APC

APC’s submission for Ecuador to the Universal Periodic Review process, with support from CIESPAL and Radialistas Apasionadas y Apasionados, highlights the critical importance of the Internet for human rights, as well as social and economic development. Although the first UPR of Ecuador did not include reference to internet-related human rights issues, the events of 2011 showed that the U...

The need to build alliances in Ecuador for better spectrum use and regulation
The need to build alliances in Ecuador for better spectrum use and regulation 15 November 2011 CIESPAL

Since the new constitution was approved in 2008, several changes have created new opportunities for democratising the management of the spectrum in Ecuador. On the one hand, several rights to communication have been established, especially the right of universal access to the spectrum. On the other hand, the constitution enshrines an economic model based on solidarity, with a strong role for th...

First Latin American and Caribbean convention of Internet Governance
First Latin American and Caribbean convention of Internet Governance 27 June 2011 APC

Seventh Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (august 8th, 2011) Fourth regional Latin American and the Caribbean preparatory meeting for the internet governance forum (igf) (august 9th to 11th, 2011) The Caribbean Telecomunications Union, the Association for the Progress of Communications (APC), the Internet Society, the NUPEF Institute, and the Regional Internet Address Registry for Latin A...

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