Brazil

New APC member Intervozes: Working with misrepresented groups in Brazil
New APC member Intervozes: Working with misrepresented groups in Brazil 17 July 2017

“Intervozes fights for democracy and freedom, so that everyone from all religions, races and backgrounds can be respected, seen and heard. Enough of invisibility. Join the fight for the right to communicate!” With this statement of principles, Brazilian NGO Intervozes welcomes visitors to its work, which focuses on raising awareness among the Brazilian public of the freedom of expression as a right for all. It also fights for the right to information and for diversity and plurality in the...

Intervozes
Intervozes 04 July 2017

Intervozes – Coletivo Brasil de Comunicação Social is a Brazilian organisation that works for safeguarding freedom of expression and human rights in all forms of communication. For Intervozes, freedom of expression is inseparable from the full exercise of citizenship and democracy: a society can only be called democratic when the different voices, opinions, cultures and races that comprise it have space to express themselves.

AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet
AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet 02 September 2016

How are feminists engaging with the internet politically and personally?

AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet
AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet 25 August 2016

Feminism – in all of its diversity and creativity – will be at the heart of engagement with technology from 8 to 11 September in Costa do Saruípe, Brazil.

APC signs letter supporting Internet Steering Committee of Brazil
APC signs letter supporting Internet Steering Committee of Brazil 28 June 2016

The multistakeholder Internet Steering Committee of Brazil, CGI.br has a crucial mission in the development of the internet in Brazil. APC supports the stability, security and quality of the work which has been and continues to be carried out and developed by the committee by joining a diversity of organisations and individuals in affirming the centrality of CGI.br to develop activities absolut...

Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration
Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration 18 March 2016

Advances in the use of ICTs have huge potential to offer better access to information and more freedom of expression, but these technology advances are also leading to growing consolidation and cross-ownership of electronic media platforms, built on the convergence of broadcast and broadband media.    

AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet”
AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet” 23 November 2015

They are called AlterMundi and describe themselves as a “network of activists, working with people with no knowledge of networks or information technology.” This year they won the 2015 award in the “Devices, Infrastructure and Technologies: Acceleration and expansion of access” category from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA).    

Brazilian activist Carlos Afonso awarded the 2015 Betinho Communications Prize
Brazilian activist Carlos Afonso awarded the 2015 Betinho Communications Prize 13 November 2015

At the Association for Progressive Communication’s (APC) 25th anniversary celebrations held on 12 November in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, APC announced Carlos Afonso as the winner of the 2015 Betinho Prize. In a standing ovation, the prize was handed over by Anriette Esterhuyssen, APC’s executive director, and Edie Farwell, APC’s first coordinator and executive director.    

Brazilian activist Carlos Afonso awarded the 2015 Betinho Communications Prize
Brazilian activist Carlos Afonso awarded the 2015 Betinho Communications Prize 13 November 2015

At the Association for Progressive Communications’ (APC) 25th anniversary celebration held on 12 November in João Pessoa, Brazil, APC announced Carlos Afonso as the winner of the 2015 Betinho Prize. [img_assist|nid=21313|title=APC Betinho Communications prize, 12 November 2015.

GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launched at IGF 2015
GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launched at IGF 2015 12 November 2015

How does the politics of sex and sexual rights activism take place online? How are generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet? These are some of the questions addressed by the latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report, launched at the Internet Governance Forum.