The underlying fear is that this proposed convention is an attempt to legitimize the repression of free speech online. Have the majority of CARICOM states unwittingly helped?
Category: internet governance
Information Society and Internet Governance considerations are increasingly impacting the manner in which we organise and coordinate our digital lives and societies. These posts track those developments that are most relevant to the Caribbean.
Results of ECLAC Survey on Priorities for the Information Society in the Caribbean
Some months ago, I had mentioned that the Caribbean Development Portal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) launched an online survey “to get a sense of views within the region regarding the relative importance of various policy objectives in the area of ICT”. Like most in the region,…
The Brazil Whatsapp Shutdown and Lessons for the Caribbean
By now, the news cycle surrounding the temporary shutdown of Whatsapp by a Brazilian Court has petered out. If you missed it (or are only reading this 50 years later!), the gist is that in 2015 Whatsapp is a large transnational mobile messaging service with global appeal and very high reach in Brazil. Prosecutors in…
ECLAC Survey on Information Society Priorities in the Caribbean
The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is currently conducting a survey to determine The priorities for the Information Society in the Caribbean. Pretty heady stuff. Go to http://caribbean.eclac.org/content/survey-priorities-information-society-caribbean to take part. You can even opt to leave an email for follow-up contact.
Formation of an Internet Society Chapter in Barbados (ISOC-BB)
After recent discussions with members of the local internet governance community in Barbados, a decision has been taken to take active steps towards the formation of an Internet Society Chapter in Barbados. What Is the Internet Society? The Internet Society (ISOC) is an international, non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related…