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Renata Avila · July, 2007

Renata Avila is a human rights lawyer specialising in Intellectual Property and Technology. She worked as one of the lawyers representing the Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu and more recently, Wikileaks and other whistleblowers and publishers by providing legal advice. Involved in Internet and Human Rights research since 2006, Renata worked with the Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and more than 125 organizations from the global south, in an effort to uphold human rights in the digital age. She serves as a Board Member of Creative Commons and is an active advisory member for different initiatives, from the Whistleblower Network in Germany, Coding Rights, to the Data Activism Project from the University of Amsterdam and the the Municipality of Barcelona’s BITS initiative, aiming at reducing surveillance and empowering citizens with privacy tools. She is currently writing a book on Digital Colonialism.

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Latest posts by Renata Avila from July, 2007

30 July 2007

Guatemala: Journalist's Column Strikes a Nerve Among Bloggers

Dr. Mario Roberto Morales, a prominent writer from Central America recently wrote a column criticizing bloggers for their alleged lack of credibility. This article sparked a wave of criticisms from...

10 July 2007

Guatemala: In a Culture of Sports, Here are Seven Cultural Blogs

Nearly three percent of Guatemala's annual budget is devoted to sports. The sports section in local newspapers is much larger than the culture section. However, cultural blogs are present in...

4 July 2007

Guatemala: June 30th, A Day to Remember

Every year on June 30, Guatemalans celebrate a festive day, when the Guatemalan Army goes on a parade in the city's center. This year was exceptional because bloggers were the...