Marianna Breytman

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.

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Latest posts by Marianna Breytman

News Website Cameraman Arrested While Broadcasting Protests in Venezuela

"Almost 30,000 people were watching the VPITV broadcast on YouTube when the Bolivarian National Police took the cameraman."

When Were You Sexually Harassed for the First Time? Brazilian Women React to Online Violence

Social networks are increasingly filled with hate speech. This alarming phenomenon, however, is being countered by creative, irreverent, and organized women's groups online.

Browsing the Web from Cuba's Public Hotspots

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."

Diary of Journalist Pedro Canché Herrera, ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ in Mexico

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.

Cuba Announces New IT Policy and Does Not Mention Internet Access

ICT use and access is one of the talking points in the process of normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States.

Wave of Arrests in France for ‘Advocating Terrorism’ After Charlie Hebdo Attack

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...

“Spain is a Corruptocracy”: Netizens Slam Google News Tax

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.

#LeyChavez: Peru's Chavez Law Could Endanger Email Privacy in the Workplace

The bill popularly known as #LeyChavez would regulate the use of information technology in the workplace. But how invasive is the bill?

Mexico City: Citizens Take to Streets Against #LeyTelecom

In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.

Venezuela's New Security Agency: Watching the Web With No Judicial Oversight

CESSPA, the new security agency in Venezuela, may bring yet another layer of state control over the flow of information online.

“Google Tax” Threatens Spain's News Aggregators

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.

Spain: Public Safety Bill or Threat to Civil Rights?

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."

Mexican Voter Data for Sale at Buscardatos.com

Personal information aggregator buscardatos.com has been selling private voter data from the IFE, the federal administrator of elections in Mexico.

Will Ecuador Criminalize Slander on Social Networks?

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.

Peru: Congress Passes “Practically Secret” Version of IT Crimes Act

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...

“Advocacy,” yes, that is what we do

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,...

Peru: How Will the TPP Affect Users?

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...

Peru: The Cyber Crime Bill is Back

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,...

Latin America and the Caribbean Netizen Report: Detention Edition

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....

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