Stories about Ecuador
As 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.
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...
"The millions of dollars being spent on video surveillance and facial recognition technologies is increasing."
An interview with María Eugenia Quiñónez Castillo, an Afro-Ecuadorian ancestral healer.
‘Women’s role in science is vital': An interview with Ecuadorian scientist Patricia Castillo Briceño
"We cannot afford to lose half of the scientific talent due to lack of gender equity."
Investigative project by four digital media platforms from Ecuador and Guatemala collects data on “pro-life” groups.
"We are fed up, we are tired of the social debt, of the State debt, of the commodification of the struggle of trans people."
The aim of the COVID-19 online tracker is to understand which communities are in need of aid during the pandemic.
"We aren't inherently vulnerable; it's the State that makes these populations vulnerable."
"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."
More than 550 people registered for a hackathon to find solutions for Ecuador's post-COVID-19 future.
"At the Red Cross we believe in humanity, in alleviating human suffering in every circumstance."
"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."
"I’ve tried to leave my partner a few times, but he became the centre of my universe. That’s why, despite everything, I stay with him".
Around 500 migrants are arriving at the Colombian border city of Cúcuta every day intending to return to Venezuela. As of April 15, a total of 34,000 people had passed through the city.
Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March, the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.
"Some arrived with very low self-esteem and are now more confident and have started to feel more optimistic about their future."
"Quichua was for me a language with which I cohabited, but I didn’t really know."
Networks are down in Turkey, Iraq and Ecuador; US tech companies are cutting off Venezuelans; and gatekeepers continue holding back content related to Hong Kong protests.
Digital privacy tools draw suspicion in the US and Ecuador, India tackles Tiktok, and a Chinese man learns that facial recognition works -- even while you’re sleeping.
"Satya, Helen, and Nicola, through their dream of having the tender happiness of a family, broke barriers of exclusion and established the legitimate presence of the diverse human condition."