Latin America

Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Colombia country report
Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Colombia country report 27 March 2016 Juan Diego Castañeda and Amalia Toledo, Fundación Karisma

This report provides a rapid overview of current regulations and the most relevant cases – in the courts and the media – affecting positively or negatively the exercise of human rights online by Colombian citizens.

Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Costa Rica country report
Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Costa Rica country report 27 March 2016 Cooperativa Sulá Batsú

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. This report analyses the protection of these rights on the internet.

Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Mexico country report
Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Mexico country report 27 March 2016 Luis Fernando García and Vladimir Chorny, R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales

Some legislative initiatives in Mexico, such as a bill to create a law on cyber crime, lack technical and legal rigour, and could criminalise legitimate uses of technology, which would affect the exercise of internet rights as well as the overall functioning of the internet.

Latin American civil society experts discuss media concentration and digital convergence in Montevideo
Latin American civil society experts discuss media concentration and digital convergence in Montevideo 04 February 2016 APC / OBSERVACOM

Thirty civil society experts from eight Latin American countries are gathering in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss media concentration and identify the policy and regulatory strategies needed to strengthen media plurality in this new environment.

Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2015)
Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2015) 15 October 2015 Derechos Digitales, APC and Coding Rights

This report presents a summary of the most relevant events with respect to human rights and the internet in Latin America in 2015, and was launched at that year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2014)
Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2014) 28 September 2014 ONG Derechos Digitales, APC and Joana Varon Ferraz

This report presents a summary of some aspects in the discussion in Latin America regarding human rights and the internet, and was specially produced to increase the understanding of the region among the international community gathered at the 2014 Internet Government Forum (IGF) in Istanbul.

Written submission for the hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on global US/NSA surveillance
Written submission for the hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on global US/NSA surveillance 28 October 2013

Mass surveillance programs of the US/NSA violate fundamental human rights of non-U.S. persons. The document available for download was submitted today by dozens of organisations in the American hemisphere, in hopes that the mass surveillance of the US will be condemned, reaffirming human rights principles, established by international human rights law.

Women human rights defenders and digital security: Reflections with a Latin American accent
Women human rights defenders and digital security: Reflections with a Latin American accent 07 November 2012 Daysi Flores

A survey of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) conducted as part of APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign revealed some interesting practices and perceptions in terms of their use of information and communications technologies in their work. Read an analysis.

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