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18 December 2012

Right to Forget: Between Data Protection, Memory and Personal Life in the Digital Era

A new essay from the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information addresses the question of the "right to forget," one that might give back to individuals the control over their own information and, additionally, free them from their “digital past”.

15 December 2012

What Happened at the WCIT-12: Interview With Beatriz Busaniche

The World Conference on International Telecommunications has just ended in Dubai, UAE. Beatriz Busaniche from Fundacion Vida Libre, Argentina, explains what was at stake at the UN-sponsored meeting.

12 December 2012

Global Voices Where Every Voice Counts

The idea that every voice counts is one that is very close to the notion of Global Voices as a platform and as a community. As netizens unite to have their voices heard when the world's authorities argue on who should run the internet, we decided to ask our diverse community to participate and speak out on issues that matter to them and look back at issues we have covered over the year bearing in mind that every voice counts.

7 December 2012

The WCIT Wake-Up Call: Time To Broaden the Discussion on Internet Governance

World leaders are meeting in Dubai this week for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), and depending on whose perspective you get, the future of the entire Internet as we know it may be at stake.

6 December 2012

Speak Justice: Voices Against Impunity

Murder is the ultimate form of censorship against journalists. In most cases killers remain free, generating self-censorship among those still risking their lives to do their job. To break the cycle of fear and silence, the Committee to Protect Journalists is launching Speak Justice: Voices Against Impunity.

11 November 2012

International Day to End Impunity: Join the Campaign

To demand justice for all artists, journalists, musicians and writers who are forcibly silenced around the world, IFEX has decided to name November 23 the International Day to End Impunity. Join in!

31 October 2012

Talking With Rebecca MacKinnon About ‘Consent Of The Networked’

Global Voices In Spanish talked to Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder of Global Voices, about her book Consent Of The Networked, which deals with the governance of the Internet and the right of netizens to take ownership and responsibility for the digital future.

22 August 2012

“Don't Fear the Internet”: To Create is to Express Yourself

Creating, informing, and thinking differently have always been viewed with suspicion. In a new video, NGO Derechos Digitales encourages Internet users to "not fear the Internet" and to support an online environment that allows for the democratization of culture.

18 August 2012

“Don't Fear the Internet”: Copyright and Online Freedom of Expression

At this stage of the "Don’t fear the Internet" campaign we will focus on how some specific copyright laws and practices end up discouraging the use of the Internet for human expression. Here are five introductory answers to a problem that unites global activism against SOPA, ACTA, TPP, etc.

8 August 2012

Argentina: New Study Analyzes Human Rights Impact of Online Surveillance Practices

"Online surveillance: What does monitoring and detecting content on the Internet mean?" is a new article by the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) of the University of Palermo, Argentina.