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Brazilian Activists Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance
Written by Sara Moreira On 11 February 2014 @ 13:49 pm | 1 Comment
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As the world comes together to take a stand against mass surveillance on February 11, 2014, Brazilian citizens, organizations and collectives are bringing momentum to #TheDayWeFightBack  campaign.
Anti-surveillance collective Antivigilancia.tk  (@antivigilancia  on Twitter), one of the 15 Brazilian signatories of the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance , has a website with complete information in Portuguese on how to participate in #TheDayWeFightBack, as well as several resources  for the day of action, such as banners and memes.
Well-known Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff took on the challenge launched by Web We Want  early in February to create original visual works on digital surveillance and the right to privacy.
On Twitter, many Brazilians are linking  the day of action with the country's pioneer bill of rights for Internet users , the “Marco Civil da Internet” (Civil Framework for the Internet), which will be brought to the floor in a plenary session  [pt] in the House of Representatives today. A group of civil society organizations is expected to meet the Minister of Justice  [pt] to voice “serious concerns” regarding the latest modifications to the bill, especially with respect to “the right to the inviolability and secrecy of the flow and content of private communications, the right to privacy and freedom of expression.”
All submissions to the Web We Want contest are available on Flickr .
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URL to article: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/02/11/brazil-thedaywefightback-internet-surveillance/
URLs in this post:
 #TheDayWeFightBack: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/02/10/tomorrow-the-internet-says-no-to-mass-surveillance/
 Antivigilancia.tk: http://antivigilancia.tk/
 @antivigilancia: https://twitter.com/antivigilancia
 International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance: https://en.necessaryandproportionate.org/text
 resources: http://antivigilancia.tk/wiki/o_dia_que_contra-atacamos/recursos
 Image: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
 challenge launched by Web We Want: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/02/03/submit-cartoons-on-nsa-surveillance-and-win-1000/
 Image: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/116351563@N05/12339579213/
 linking: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MarcoCivil&src=hash
 pioneer bill of rights for Internet users: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2013/10/11/from-brazil-to-the-world-the-marco-civil-and-internet-governance/
 brought to the floor in a plenary session: http://www2.camara.leg.br/camaranoticias/noticias/POLITICA/461781-PLENARIO-FAZ-SESSAO-COM-PAUTA-TRANCADA-POR-MARCO-CIVIL-DA-INTERNET.html
 meet the Minister of Justice: http://convergenciadigital.uol.com.br/cgi/cgilua.exe/sys/start.htm?infoid=35952&sid=4#.UvohvPl_unp
 Image: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/116351563@N05/12339432515/
 Flickr: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/116351563@N05/sets/72157640503601273/
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