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Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights Ignites Storm of Posts

Written by Sara Moreira On 25 March 2014 @ 15:08 pm | 5 Comments

In Brazil, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Latin America, Law, Portuguese, Quick Reads, Technology

Activists who support Brazil's bill of rights for Internet users, known as the #MarcoCivil [1], and who have Facebook or Twitter accounts are invited to participate in a large-scale campaign on social networks to pressure the National Congress to vote on the current version of the bill. An article by Julie Rovono on TechCrunch explains how the lobby of telecom companies [2] is threatening the net neutrality provision.

The mobilization is taking place today, March 25, 2014, under the hashtag #EuQueroMarcoCivil [3] (I want Marco Civil). Voting may take place on the same day, though it has been postponed around 30 times [4] [pt] since 2012. Anyone who wants to take part in the “compartilhaço” (“sharing storm”) can subscribe on the website “Save the Internet [5]” from the social mobilization platform Meu Rio:

Vamos deixar claro para os deputados que a liberdade de expressão, a neutralidade da rede e a privacidade dos usuários não são negociáveis. O texto precisa ser aprovado como está!

Let's make it clear for members of parliament that freedom of expression, network neutrality and users privacy are not negotiable. The bill needs to be approved as it is!

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URLs in this post:

[1] #MarcoCivil: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MarcoCivil

[2] how the lobby of telecom companies: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/19/brazils-constitution-of-the-internet-puts-net-neutrality-in-the-spotlight/

[3] #EuQueroMarcoCivil: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EuQueroMarcoCivil

[4] postponed around 30 times: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Civil_da_Internet#C.C3.A2mara_dos_Deputados

[5] Save the Internet: http://salveainternet.meurio.org.br/#compartilhaco

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