Stories about Law from September, 2012
Protecting the Open Internet at the ITU: Civil Society Takes Action
This December in Dubai, the International Telecommunication Union—a UN agency—will decide whether it should have regulatory authority over the Internet. This move could pose grave risks to the exercise of human rights online. Until now, the ITU has been dedicated to setting technical standards for interoperability of international telecommunications, radio,...
Zambia: SIM Card Registration Starts as Community Radio Stations are Restricted
The Zambian government recently restricted the reach of of the Lusaka-based University of Zambia (UNZA) Radio. On the same day, authorities announced that cell phone users will now be required to register SIM cards using their real names and other personal information. Bloggers and journalists are questioning the political motivations behind these decisions.
Chile: “Don't Fear the Internet,” the Case of Ciudadano Inteligente
In a new video for the campaign "Don't Fear the Internet", ONG Derechos Digitales presents the case of Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, an NGO that promotes transparency and citizen participation through technology.
Latin America and the Caribbean Netizen Report: First Edition
This first Latin America and the Caribbean Netizen Report focuses on legislation that affects the fundamental rights of Internet users in the region. In the last two months, the governments of various countries -Costa Rica, Peru, and Brazil, among others- have considered bills that affect freedom of speech, access to information, anonymity, and privacy online.
Hong Kong: Advocacy Group Pressed Candidates of the Legislature to Reveal Position on Free Speech and Information Policy
In order to press the members of the 2012-2016 Legislative Council to defend freedom of speech and free flow of information, Hong Kong In-Media, a local advocacy group for promoting citizen media practice issued a questionnaire to all candidates, asking them to reveal their position. The election date of the...