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Cultural rights and the internet in Brazil: Presentation at the 157th session of the IACHR
Cultural rights and the internet in Brazil: Presentation at the 157th session of the IACHR 07 April 2016 APC, ARTICLE 19 and Public Knowledge

The internet and information and communications technologies (ICTs) are enablers of cultural rights for individuals, groups and communities. They facilitate new forms of accessing, expressing, sharing and preserving culture for all people. The internet is also critical for those who are often marginalised and vulnerable in society, including indigenous communities, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, displaced peoples, people with disabilities, and those wh...

Joint statement to Brazilian congress: Drop dangerous cybercrime bills
Joint statement to Brazilian congress: Drop dangerous cybercrime bills 01 April 2016 Various

We, the undersigned gathered at RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016, would like to express our concern with the recent attempts by Brazilian legislators to undermine the rights guaranteed by the Marco Civil da Internet (Civil Rights Framework for the Internet) and our objection to the serious and unacceptable setbacks being proposed by the parliamentary Inquiry Commission on Cybercrimes. Besides affecting citizen rights, the proposed rules will directly affect the economic freedom of companies oper...

Reflections from the Association for Progressive Communications on the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, November 2015
Reflections from the Association for Progressive Communications on the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, November 2015 31 March 2016 APC

1. Preamble The 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015 with the overall theme of “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. IGF 2015 came at a critical time, just one month before the United Nations General Assembly was to decide, through the WSIS+10 review, whether the IGF would have a future. I...

APC condemns undermining of democracy in Brazil
APC condemns undermining of democracy in Brazil 29 March 2016 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) expresses its concern at the rapidly unfolding political events in Brazil which constitute an attack on democracy and due process. We express solidarity with the people of Brazil in general and in particular with our friends and colleagues, including APC organisational member Nupef, the Brazilian Internet Steering Group (CGI.br) and the many ...

Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights
Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights 03 May 2013 Mallory Knodel

What do they do with your data? “Who controls the web? On whose behalf? Is there anyone that makes sure that every citizen has access to affordable high speed internet connection? How free are we really to access content? To express ourselves? To keep our privacy?” These are questions that are being asked and answered by a global, crowd-sourced film project. Instituto Nupef, APC member in B...

One line that makes an internet freedom fighter's day
One line that makes an internet freedom fighter's day 18 October 2012 FD

It’s short, but it matters. In no more words than a Twitter message, Brazil made many internet rights activists happy in September. It’s worth revisiting this message and putting in context. “Consider freedom of expression concerns when drafting cybercrime legislation.” Yes, and? This phrase was pronounced in May 2012 at the UN. Delegates from a small European country have agreed to dra...

Brazil: High-speed connections reach marginalised people over the air
Brazil: High-speed connections reach marginalised people over the air 28 March 2011 AL

In the telecommunications realm, Brazil is manufacturing equipment that can compete with Chinese technology in price and quality. However, on both the periphery of large cities as well as in sparsely-populated areas, people do not have access to high-speed internet connections. Spectrum distribution (electromagnetic waves used for transmitting data utilised in electrical appliances, radio, tele...

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