Marianne Diaz

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Venezuelan lawyer and fiction writer. Interested in freedom of speech, access to information and culture, and all things Internet-related. You can find my ramblings and writings at my personal blog, La vida no trae instrucciones, and my quotidian rants at my Twitter account.

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13 May 2014

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Security Forces Detain Leader of “SOS Venezuela” Campaign

Rodrigo Diamanti is the president and founder of “Un Mundo Sin Mordaza” (A World Without the Gag), the NGO behind the campaign “SOS Venezuela” and “Your voice is your power.”

28 April 2014

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Julian Assange on Digital Sovereignty and Surveillance at #NETmundial2014

On a panel with Jacob Appelbaum, Sérgio Amadeu and other leaders in the field of digital security and privacy, Assange envisioned a citizen-led "redistribution of power."

24 April 2014

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#NETmundial2014: Does the Web Need a Magna Carta?

An all-star panel including Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, musician and former Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil, and Web We Want campaign lead Renata Avila discusses human rights and the Internet.

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#NETmundial2014: Activists Scrutinize Brazil's New “Bill of Rights” for the Internet

Brazil's landmark rights-protective Internet bill has now become law -- yet some activists feel that human rights protections have become diluted in the current text.

19 April 2014

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NETmundial 101: The Run-Up to the Internet World Cup

The NETmundial global Internet governance meeting is just days away. Despite much anticipation of the meeting following the Snowden revelations, many remain skeptical of what it will accomplish.

12 March 2014

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TunnelBear VPN Service Blocked in Venezuela?

On Sunday, March 10, Venezuelan users reported that the VPN service TunnelBear was being blocked. Many reported that its website was inaccessible as well.

23 February 2014

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Walkie-Talkie App Zello Blocked in Venezuela

Authorities were monitoring protester communications over the mobile push-to-talk app Zello. Now, they're blocking it.