Freedom of Speech and the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights: Three Years of Regulation

On April 24, 2017, the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights  (Marco Civil da Internet – MCI), Law n. 12.965/14, will complete three years since its enactment. In order to celebrate its anniversary,  this text will briefly describe what was the historical process of Marco Civil da Internet (MCI)’s creation. Next, we will focus on how…

New declaration on freedom of expression

In action between The United Nations (UN), the Organization of American States (OAS), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), through their special rapporteurs for freedom of expression, was approved on March 2017 the “Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and “Fake News”,…

Freedom on the Net Report 2016

Release of the Freedom on the Net 2016 report The Freedom on the Net 2016 report was released on November 14, 2016 regarding the freedom of online users around the globe. Among the main conclusions of the report are: Decline for the sixth consecutive year of online freedom in the world (including in Brazil); Two-thirds…