Stories about Colombia

Five new digital media platforms for uncensored news from Colombia

In Colombia, a new generation of journalists are fighting self-censorship and investigating corruption.

Can Facebook Connect the Next Billion?

New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.

Netizen Report: Colombian Court Demands Password to Journalist’s Facebook Account

Mobile internet goes down again in Kashmir, Turkish human rights advocates are detained with no charges, and a Philippine Senator pushes anti-fake news bill.

A Colombian Official Takes Short-Lived Legal Action Against a Journalist Over His Tweets

"...limitation of freedom of expression must be necessary and proportionate, that is, it must be the only and most effective means, something which is not true in this case."

Netizen Report: Scholars in Colombia, Kazakhstan Face Legal Challenges for Sharing Research

As academic freedoms wane from Kazakhstan to Colombia, a Dutch court goes after Facebook, and the tech industry says cheerio to the UK.

Colombia's “Citizen Porfolio” Program Could Infringe Privacy Rights (And More)

The "Citizen Portfolio" policy would store citizen data -- ranging from passport numbers to health information -- all in one place.

Netizen Report: Colombian Scholar May Face Prison Thanks to Free Trade Copyright Reforms

This week, Colombia's free trade agreement with the US backfires for free expression, bloggers unite to support the jailed Zone9ers in Ethiopia, and Spain’s Google tax is back in business.

365 Days of Snowden: This June 5, Say No to Surveillance

It has been nearly one year since the first Snowden leaks. This June 5, activists will be launching campaigns, lobbying legislators and holding live events to speak out against mass...

Video Exposes Police Abuse in Venezuela (or is it Colombia?)

One video's journey across Latin American digital activist circles underscores the challenges of monitoring and verifying evidence of human rights violations.

From North to South, the Government is Watching You

While many eyes remain fixed on the surveillance activities of the United States, citizens in Colombia, Mexico, Panama and many other Latin American countries are also at risk of abuses...

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