Renata Avila

Lawyer, Lead of Creative Commons Guatemala, co – leading the initiative “Technology for Transparency Network” https://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org/ and advocating for free speech anytime, anywhere.

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Argentina: Judge orders all ISPs to block the sites LeakyMails.com and Leakymails.blogspot.com

A National Criminal Court in Argentina issued interim measures and ordered the National Communications Commission to instruct all Internet Service Providers to temporarily block the access to LeakyMails.com and Leakymails.blogspot.com.

Actions to silence Cablegate and Wikileaks, threats against Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in danger and his project Wikileaks is under attack. A week after the release of the largest number of classified information, the CableGate, prominent politicians...

Chiapas: Warrantless arrest of Free Software activist

Chiapas was a pioneer in the use of digital activism by grassroots social movements. It started in 1994 with the Zapatista movement and it keep growing to become a tool...

Thailand activist arrested after #IAL2010 needs your support!

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Prachatai director was arrested at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport. A Journalist and anti-censorship believer (@Jiew on twitter) was returning from the Conference “Internet at Liberty 2010: The Promise...

IGF2009: #UNfail?

A medium size poster, in English, promoting the 2nd ONI volume “Access Controlled” book was removed by the Internet Governance Forum security forces, because of a phrase on it saying:...

WordPress.com blocked in Guatemala

Guatemalan users have reported blocked access to Wordpress since Friday afternoon. It seems that Internet Service Providers CLARO, TIGO and Turbonett (Telgua), Guatemala’s most prominent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have...

Worldwide protest against surveillance: Freedom not Fear 2008

Surveillance and data retention is a problem that deserves Global attention, even for developing countries. In developing countries protests for such causes are sometimes not among the list of priorities,...

Internet and South Ossetia Crisis

During the South Ossetia crisis, many people looked at the most popular Georgian pages to gather information about the situation. Big surprise, sites like the popular forum.ge or liberty.ge were...

Live: GV Advocacy Meeting (June 26)

A group of the leading online free speech activists from around the world have been invited to a closed meeting in advance of the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit by...

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