IRIS joins efforts into reporting for Brazil’s Freedom on the Net Report 2017

About Freedom on the Net Report Freedom on the Net is a Freedom House project consisting of cutting-edge analysis, fact-based advocacy, and on-the-ground capacity building. The Institute for Research on Internet & Society – IRIS and researchers from GNET (Study Group at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais’ Law School) have worked alongside Brazilian rapporteurs in…

Beyond blocking WhatsApp: suspending application providers in Brazil can be a slippery slope

Since last friday, the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) has been hearing arguments related to the blocking of applications such as the WhatsApp, in a public hearing convened by Minister Rosa Weber and Minister Edson Fachin, rapporteurs of two constitutional proceedings (n. 5527 and n. 403), respectively. Public hearings are an important mechanism of dialogue…

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…