· May, 2013

Stories about Activism from May, 2013

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Interview: Ali Abdulemam on Human Rights in Bahrain

  30 May 2013

Bahraini blogger, political activist, and Global Voices author Ali Abdulemam, who had been living in hiding in Bahrain for two years, appeared in London in early May, where he has been granted political asylum by the British government. Global Voices Advocacy Director Hisham Almiraat interviewed Abdulemam shortly after his escape from the island nation.

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Latin American and Caribbean Governments Discuss Internet Policies

  30 May 2013

Government leaders and experts from across Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the 4th annual Latin American and Caribbean ministerial conference on the information society. On the agenda were topics like cyber security, open government, and the role of new technologies in innovation.

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Irrepressible Voices: A New Human Rights Video Website

  21 May 2013

This post introduces the newly launched project Irrepressible Voices, a citizen video platform. Irrepressible Voices aims to fill the gap between citizen journalists' work and mainstream media coverage of human rights issues by connecting online activists, bloggers, and citizen journalists with the mainstream media as well as with policy and decision makers.

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The Future of the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

  2 May 2013

Nearly 60 specialists and members of civil society gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss the future of the Information Society in Latin America in the Caribbean. In the two sessions, which took place on April 1st and April 2nd, attendees from all over the region tackled issues such as privacy, new cooperative business model and copyright.

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TPP: Biggest Threat to Global Internet Since ACTA?

  1 May 2013

The United States and ten governments from around the Pacific region will soon meet to hash out the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP). Negotiations of the agreement have been secretive from the beginning of the process, but based on leaked documents and the undemocratic nature of the entire process, advocates have every reason to be alarmed about the copyright enforcement provisions contained in this multinational trade deal.

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