Latin America & the Caribbean

On the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil
On the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil 11 August 2017 Brazil Coalition on Network Rights

After the recent events affecting the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) and the rights of internet users in Brazil, we express solidarity with the Brazilian people in general and in particular with our friends and colleagues, including APC organisational member Nupef, the CGI.br, and the many Brazilian civil society organisations we work with. Today we want to share this statement on the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Bra...

APC condemns restrictions on civil society at WTO summit, calls on Argentine government to facilitate NGO participation
APC condemns restrictions on civil society at WTO summit, calls on Argentine government to facilitate NGO participation 07 December 2017

Sixty-three civil society experts ― trade unionists, development advocates, digital rights activists, environmentalists, and others ―  had their accreditation rescinded and are prevented from attending the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference taking place on 10-13 December in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This decision by the Argentine government is unprecedented in the history of the WTO.

In the face of disaster: Self-management and social networks in Mexico
In the face of disaster: Self-management and social networks in Mexico 08 November 2017

APCNews spoke with Gisela Pérez de Acha from our member organisation Derechos Digitales about solidarity, citizens’ self-management and the use of technology in times of crisis based on the experience of the recent earthquake in Mexico.

Código Sur, APC’s new member: “We need more solidarity and networking”
Código Sur, APC’s new member: “We need more solidarity and networking” 30 October 2017 APC

New APC member Código Sur, based in Costa Rica and Honduras, offers services with free/libre and secure technologies for organisations, movements and collectives that promote human rights, ecology, communications, technology, individual and collective freedoms, and emancipation processes.

APC members in 2016: Third edition of Latin America in a Glimpse
APC members in 2016: Third edition of Latin America in a Glimpse 26 October 2017 Derechos Digitales

In December 2016, for the third consecutive year, Derechos Digitales joined with Coding Rights, IFEX and APC to launch Latin America in a Glimpse, a summary of the most relevant developments with regard to human rights and the internet in Latin America during the previous year.

APC members in 2016: Internet rights in Argentina
APC members in 2016: Internet rights in Argentina 26 October 2017 Nodo TAU

During 2016, and with the support of an APC small grant, Nodo TAU carried out the multi-stage project “Internet Rights in Argentina”, aimed at raising awareness of these rights and violations against them, researching local concern about the issue, and establishing a network of organisations and individuals interested in working on this issue for future capacity building and advocacy.

APC 2016 Annual Report is out!
APC 2016 Annual Report is out! 26 October 2017 Flavia Fascendini

APC's Annual Report for 2016 narrates organisational life matters and the year's work around our six strategic areas: access, rights, a feminist internet, governance, use and development, and the APC community, told through 60 short stories, 25 of them contributed by our members. 2016 was a year of several changes for APC. It is quite remarkable, this characteristic of change: it is slippery wh...

APC members in 2016: Scale-up grant will enhance connectivity geared to needs of communities
APC members in 2016: Scale-up grant will enhance connectivity geared to needs of communities 25 October 2017 AlterMundi

AlterMundi‘s most significant achievement in 2016 was obtaining a scale-up grant from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) for the LibreRouter project.

APC members in 2016: Empowering women and girls through ICT
APC members in 2016: Empowering women and girls through ICT 25 October 2017 APC

With the support of an APC member project grant, Colnodo developed a new app, PiensaEnTIC, which uses interactive learning activities to raise young women’s awareness of digital security and their internet rights. The app has been downloaded over 600 times.

APC members in 2016: Building skills to demand government transparency
APC members in 2016: Building skills to demand government transparency 25 October 2017 Asociación Trinidad

Among the highlights of Asociación Trinidad’s work in 2016 were the activities undertaken as part of its ongoing project Mirá: Observatorio Ciudadano, a citizens’ observatory to ensure the effective implementation of Law 5.282/14 on access to public information and government transparency in the Municipality of Asunción, Paraguay.