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Friday, May 18 • 17:15 - 18:15
Information controls in Latin America: censorship in different layers and nuances

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This session will address different types of measures that affect the free flow of information in Latin America. It will report on the cases of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela to identify trends and specific challenges that arise in local contexts. 

In order to do so, it will rely on the framework of “information controls” created by the OpenNet Initiative, specifically addressing cases that involve (i) infrastructure-level technical blocking such as IP and URL blocking, and DNS tampering; (ii) user-generated content take down requests and search results requests via court orders and notifications at the level of Internet platforms; and (iii) algorithmic manipulation by platforms. 

The country reports will serve as a starting point for a fish bowl conversation about the differences and similarities of censorship practices in other regions towards a collective brainstorm about potential strategies to go around them. 

Speakers
avatar for María Paz Canales

María Paz Canales

Executive Director, Derechos Digitales
avatar for Edison Lanza

Edison Lanza

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Edison Lanza is the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights since October 2014. The IACHR has recently renovated his mandate for a new term. A Uruguayan lawyer, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of the Republic... Read More →
avatar for Amalia Toledo

Amalia Toledo

Project Coordinator, Fundación Karisma


Friday May 18, 2018 17:15 - 18:15
204A

Attendees (59)