Marianne Diaz

Venezuelan lawyer and fiction writer; legal leader of Creative Commons in Venezuela. Interested in freedom of speech, access to information and culture, and all things Internet-related. You can find my ramblings and writings at my personal blog, La vida no trae instrucciones. I also belong to Acceso Libre.

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Latest posts by Marianne Diaz

12 March 2014

TunnelBear VPN Service Blocked in Venezuela?

On Sunday, March 10, Venezuelan users reported that the VPN service TunnelBear was being blocked. Many reported that its website was inaccessible as well.

23 February 2014

Walkie-Talkie App Zello Blocked in Venezuela

Authorities were monitoring protester communications over the mobile push-to-talk app Zello. Now, they're blocking it.

22 February 2014

Venezuela: The Internet Goes Dark in Táchira

"In Táchira we're without Internet, water, light, food, gasoline..." Live tweeting from what many are calling the "militarized" state of Táchira, where the currently raging protests began.

18 February 2014

Venezuela: Police Seize Protester Mobile Phones

Protesters believe police are reviewing their personal information, erasing pictures and video of the protests, and sending prank messages to their families and friends.

15 February 2014

Venezuela: Twitter Photos Blocked as Protests Continue

As protests escalate, Internet users throughout Venezuela are reporting trouble accessing websites and multimedia content on Twitter. Most problems appear to be occuring on CANTV, the state-owned ISP.

12 February 2014

Venezuela: Authorities Threaten to Fine Media Outlets for Protest Coverage

Protests in Venezuela have intensified after several students were detained on dubious charges. Venezuela's telecom commission is warning media that protest coverage could stand in violation of national law.

10 November 2013

Venezuela’s President Announces Web Blocking on Live TV

On Saturday, November 9, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced publicly the government's decision to block several websites that track the unofficial price of foreign currency.

15 October 2013

Venezuela: Chavez Recording Hits the Web, Top-Level Domain is Blocked

On September 28 and 29, Venezuelan Twitter users reported that all .co domains and shortened urls were blocked on government-owned ISP, Cantv.

25 April 2013

Will the Revolution Still be Tweeted? Venezuela's Netizens Face Uncertain Future

Since the death of Hugo Chavez and narrow victory of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, two social media users have been arrested for posting information deemed “destabilizing” to the country. On...

18 April 2013

Venezuela: Facebook User Detained for “Destabilizing” Photograph

Two days after presidential elections in Venezuela, authorities detained Andrés Rondón Sayago, a citizen who allegedly spread photographs of burning ballots. Officials say that the photographs were taken during 2007...

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