Marianne Diaz

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.

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Latest posts by Marianne Diaz

19 April 2014

NETmundial 101: The Run-Up to the Internet World Cup

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

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.

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.

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