· February, 2014

Stories about Latin America from February, 2014

PHOTOS: Venezuelans Abroad Show Support for Protests

  19 February 2014

Venezuelans living abroad have organised demonstrations to support ongoing protests in their home country. Images are published on social networks with the tags #iamyourvoicevenezuela #SOSVenezuela and #PrayForVenezuela, among others.

Amendments to Brazil's Bill of Rights for Internet Users Jeopardizes Privacy

  19 February 2014

Recent amendments to Brazil's pioneer bill of rights for Internet users, the “Marco Civil da Internet” (Internet Civil Rights Framework), put net neutrality and users’ privacy at stake. The bill is expected to be voted on by Congress during the last week of February 2014. Activists have launched an online campaign asking for the...

VIDEO: Toward a Fair and Inclusive Education System in Chile

  19 February 2014

In the video above by Open Society Foundations, Giorgio Jackson, former student leader and newly elected parliamentarian in Chile, discusses the education system in his country and what it means to have an “open society.” Trine Petersen writes: A fair and inclusive system that makes education available to all is...

Invisible Walls and Protests in Venezuela

  17 February 2014

The Berlin wall was not just physical. There was also an idealogical wall that prevented people from seeing reality clearly. The East Germans were told that the Wall protected the population from Fascist elements conspiring to prevent the peoples’ will from building a socialist state, so it was officially called...

Collecting Data About Possible Web Censorship in Venezuela

  17 February 2014

Marianne Díaz, lawyer, digital activist and Global Voices Advocacy author, has been making constant appeals from her Twitter account asking users to collaborate on collecting data related to access to some websites and online platforms from Internet service providers in Venezuela, due to growing reports of partial or total blockage...

A Love Letter to Quito

The Bridge  14 February 2014

The first time Juan Arellano visited Quito was quite by chance. After a fourth visit he realises he can't deny it: he's head-over-heels in love with Ecuador's capital.

Ecuador Makes List of Countries Where Press Freedom Has Declined

  14 February 2014

Ecuador is the only Latin American country featured on the Committee to Project Journalists’ (CPJ) annual Risk List. CPJ explains: The list is based on the expertise of CPJ staff, but also takes into account press freedom indicators such as journalist fatalities and imprisonments, restrictive legislation, state censorship, impunity in anti-press...

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