Venezuelan lawyer and fiction writer. Blogger for Amnesty International on Human Rights issues. Interested in gender, poverty and work issues, and freedom of speech and information. You can find my ramblings and writings at my personal blog, La vida no trae instrucciones, and my articles about human rights and development issues, at Ex Cátedra..
Latest posts by Marianne Díaz Hernández
2 February 2016
What is it like to provide digital literacy workshops in countries with low Internet penetration? From Venezuela, Marianne Díaz shares her experience for the Global Voices Exchange project.
14 December 2015
Despite low bandwidth and a series of localized Internet outages, the Web proved critical to public discourse and circulation of information about candidates, especially those running with the opposition.
8 February 2015
"Since the start of the protests, I had been mapping online censorship and helping people use encrypted communication tools. When the police came, I got up, scared to the bone."
24 November 2014
Under the law, a person using digital media to “promote or attack the constitutional order” or “disrupt public peace” could face between one and five years behind bars.
13 November 2014
The first draft of the e-commerce bill grants the telecommunications authority new powers to block websites found in breach of the bill's restrictions.
10 January 2012
Iran's President, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, arrived in Venezuela on Sunday, January 8, in his first stop in a tour to several Latin American countries. His visit has sparked strong reactions on...
18 February 2011
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced possible measures to start rationing gasoline. This matter constitutes a very sensitive issue for Venezuelans, since Venezuela is a country with one of the world's...
14 December 2010
The Venezuelan National Assembly will be discussing a reform to the national telecommunications system, which includes the creation of a national Network Access Point, the regulation of all content distributed...