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Renata Avila · September, 2008

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 September, 2008

15 September 2008

Guatemala: Celebrating Photography Throughout September

Throughout the month of September, the art of photography is being celebrated in galleries in the capital city, Antigue and Quetzaltenango. The galleries participating in the event called Foto30 are...

14 September 2008

Western Sahara: Summer is Over for Sahrawi Children

Traveling abroad to spend summer with a family in Spain, meeting movie stars like Javier Bardem, sharing special moments with volunteers who give them new school materials, summer is officially...