Featured stories about Mexico
This week we look at Mexico's byzantine new telecommunications bill and at Costa Rica, where the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of media workers' rights to privacy.
Stories about Mexico
10 July 2014
Last week, Facebook disappears in Myanmar (briefly), UK surveillance programs got gutsier than ever, and the UN voted to protect fundamental rights -- online and off.
23 June 2014
Mexican citizens continue to protest the country's broad-reaching telecom law, that could impact free expression, privacy, and other fundamental rights online.
29 May 2014
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 surveillance.
3 May 2014
Mexico's proposed telecom law would increase state control and loosen limitations on telecommunication companies' abilities to censor, surveil, and discriminate on their networks. Learn more about it and get involved!
5 March 2014
Activists in Mexico confirmed that the Government of Mexico worked with the US Embassy in Mexico and GoDaddy.com to censor 1DMX.org, a platform for news and discussion of social unrest in December 2013.
14 November 2013
12 November 2013
Security researchers have found evidence that FinFisher, the big bad wolf of spy technologies, is being used in Mexico. Local advocates are using these findings to bring legal action to federal agencies involved in surveillance.
27 August 2013
The Attorney General, the President of the National Bank, and other high-ranking authorities may soon be able to overrule actions of the Federal Institute for Access to Information, the semi-autonomous entity that guarantees the public’s right to access information.
16 August 2013
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 by their own national governments.
12 August 2013
Supporters suspect that Gustavo Maldonado was arrested in retaliation for his online activities. Just hours before his arrest on a small-scale drug charge, Maldonado posted a YouTube video accusing local officials of corruption.