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Topic “Internet”

New computer crimes law in Peru threatens freedom of information, organizations say


The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, enacted the Computer Crimes Act last week, which criminalizes the unauthorized creation and use of electronic databases, among other things, with up to five years in prison. Several lawyers and journalism organizations have criticized the law, saying it will endanger Peruvians' right to freedom of expression and information. Read more »


Freedom of the press and the Internet in Venezuela fell in 2012: Freedom House


In the last twelve months in Venezuela, there has been a decline of Internet freedom, showing a substantial increase in the censorship of opinions about political events, like the death of Hugo Chávez and the presidential elections in April, according to the report Freedom on the Net published by Freedom House in early October. Read more »


New Internet bill in Brazil could present both privacy protections and risks for users

A Brazilian bill seeking to regulate Internet use is still under debate and Congress is set to vote on it by the end of October, according to Estado de São Paulo. Read more »


Dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez vows to start independent news outlet in Cuba

Yoani Sánchez presenting at IAPA's 2013 Mid-Year Meeting in Puebla, Mexico. Source: Síntesis

Fiber optic cable in Cuba shows signs of activity but no improvement in Internet access, says Yoani Sánchez

Despite the first signs of activity from a massive fiber optic cable connecting Cuba and Venezuela three weeks ago, there appears to be little improvement in Internet access on the island, according to a report from Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez on the Committee to Protect Journalists' website.  Read more »


Brazilian lower house approves two cyber crime bills but postpones vote on Internet Bill of Rights

The Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, the lower legislative house, approved two cyber-crime laws and set a date for the vote on an Internet Bill of Rights, reported the magazine Época on Nov. 7. Read more »



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