Marianna is an avid lover of the Spanish language who also happens to know Russian because she was born in Kiev. She's extremely passionate about international education, human rights, and gender equality. These days she can be found translating GV posts, obsessively listening to NPR, and learning krav maga.
Latest posts by Marianna Breytman
"Almost 30,000 people were watching the VPITV broadcast on YouTube when the Bolivarian National Police took the cameraman."
Social networks are increasingly filled with hate speech. This alarming phenomenon, however, is being countered by creative, irreverent, and organized women's groups online.
Limited to using one social network, an email service, and chat and video applications, Internet from Cuba's public WiFi hotspots is "expensive and short-lived."
Pedro Canché Herrera is awaiting sentencing on sabotage charges, after recording video and interviewing protesters. He describes his experience and thoughts on free expression on social media.
ICT use and access is one of the talking points in the process of normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States.
Since the attacks last January, over 100 criminal charges have been filed for terrorism advocacy in France, occasionally against minors, oftentimes for reasons that have little to do with the true fight against terrorism.
News aggregator Google News has announced the shutdown of its Spanish subsidiary starting December 16, 2014 due to the tax imposed by the new Intellectual Property Law.
The bill popularly known as #LeyChavez would regulate the use of information technology in the workplace. But how invasive is the bill?
In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.
CESSPA, the new security agency in Venezuela, may bring yet another layer of state control over the flow of information online.
The Spanish government is reviewing a new intellectual property bill, an extension of the so-called Sinde law, which restricts the use of links and citations of publications.
A new "anti-protest" bill in Spain could prohibit calling for protests via the Internet, circulating riot images during demonstrations, and "violence against street furniture."
Personal information aggregator buscardatos.com has been selling private voter data from the IFE, the federal administrator of elections in Mexico.
New proposed measures against slander and libel on social networks, including mandatory installation of surveillance cameras at Internet cafes, could have a big impact on free expression and privacy.
In final deliberations over the controversial IT Crimes Bill, also known as the Beingolea Law, Congress members created and unanimously approved a new version of the bill, leaving no opportunity for public scrutiny of the law.
Pilar Sáenz, trained physicist and now software and free culture activist, comments on the concept of "advocacy" for digital rights in Colombia and describes the creation and achievements of RedPaTodos, a Colombian civil society group working to promote a free and open Internet.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a free trade treaty that looks to integrate the economies and markets of the Asia-Pacific region, could have adverse effects on Internet users' abilities to access and share information online. This post examines Peru's involvement in the TPP process.
The Cyber Crimes Bill or #LeyBeingolea, was on the Congress agenda last week but was never addressed. The controversial Denial Bill was also there, which would penalize those who "approved, justify, deny or minimize crimes committed by members of terrorist organizations."
This month, arrests of Internet users in Latin America and the Caribbean appear to have increased, with bloggers and activists in Ecuador, Colombia, and Cuba detained for their activities online. In this Netizen Report for Latin America and the Caribbean, we review some of these cases.