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Research from the Unfreedom Monitor uncovers a pattern in the way that social media and tech platforms engage with states that practise digital authoritarianism.
Digital surveillance continues to spread in the Americas, human rights groups raise awareness, research, and earn small judicial victories to limit its negative impacts on communities.
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Brazil is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
The Unfreedom Monitor is an Advox initiative to deepen our understanding of the relationship between technology and authoritarian power. In the first phase of this project, researchers working in 11 countries and four key themes conducted analysis of incidents, narratives, and media items, to explain acts of digital authoritarianism and...
This lawsuit could generate a "process of recognition that this is a wrongful practice, both on the side of the public authority, as well as the private enterprise."
This week, we head to China, India, Colombia, Indonesia and Serbia to hear from journalists and researchers about what challenges the media faces in those countries.
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'The environment within which journalists in the Caribbean operate is becoming increasingly perilous.'
It is necessary to question the notion that the media have full and free space to act, without threats, in Ecuador.
"The millions of dollars being spent on video surveillance and facial recognition technologies is increasing."
Experts warn that the roll-out was problematic, not least because the treaty may put citizen data in general at risk and open the way to criminalizing the work of InfoSec researchers and activists.
The ruling ‘will be a turning point for community radios in Guatemala’, according to one of the petitioning radio stations.
Only one out of 161 murders of journalists resulted in a conviction of all perpetrators.
The journalist sent out a newsletter with a text that focused was on the police's actions, which resulted in at least 41 homicides in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
“I realized what was happening and immediately thought that in a few minutes the internet service in Cuba, or at least in San Antonio de los Baños, would be interrupted.”
"The creation of a similar registry was attempted in 2009, but the database ended up being leaked and for sale."
Different strategies have been created to preserve the record of ongoing protests and state violence, as well as of the content being censored on social media.
The police data leak was in retaliation for "aggressive and cruel repression to the demonstrations of popular and democratic power," a member of the Anonymous group told Global Voices.
The Indigenous-led telecommunications organization can continue to provide affordable cell phone access to local communities in Oaxaca.
In Colombia, a new generation of journalists are fighting self-censorship and investigating corruption.