Venezuelan lawyer and fiction writer; legal lead of Creative Commons in Venezuela. Interested in freedom of speech, access to information and culture, and all things Internet-related. I co-founded and lead the NGO Acceso Libre. I also write (in Spanish) at Hipertextual and have a personal blog called La vida no trae instrucciones. You can find me all over the internet.
Latest posts by Marianne Diaz
19 April 2014
The NETmundial global Internet governance meeting is just days away. Despite much anticipation of the meeting following the Snowden revelations, many remain skeptical of what it will accomplish.
19 March 2014
CESSPA, the new security agency in Venezuela, may bring yet another layer of state control over the flow of information online.
12 March 2014
23 February 2014
22 February 2014
"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
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
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
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
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
On September 28 and 29, Venezuelan Twitter users reported that all .co domains and shortened urls were blocked on government-owned ISP, Cantv.