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Billed as an effort to break up Mexico’s notorious telecommunications and broadcast monopolies, the law covers a broad range of electronic communications issues [es] — and treads heavily in human rights territory. At the behest of the “competent” authorities, the law authorizes telecommunications companies to “block, inhibit, or eliminate” communications services “at critical moments for public and national security.” The law also authorizes Internet service providers to offer service packages that “respond to market demands” and differentiating in “capacity, speed, and quality” – a measure that could preclude protections for net neutrality in the country. To top it off, security measures in the law would allow authorities to track user activity in real time using geolocation tools, without obtaining prior court approval.

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Right now in Zagreb, researchers, journalists and policy-makers from Croatia and beyond are meeting to discuss Digital Freedom of Expression, and the challenges faced by public media services and non-profit media. (Agenda in Word / PDF.)

Here’s the video message Rebecca Mackinnon sent to conference participants, as she couldn’t be there in person. In it, she urges the news media and journalists to place internet freedom on a par with press freedom – without a free and open internet, she argues, press freedom will face ever more severe threats.

(via Video: Rebecca Mackinnon on press freedom and internet freedom | Media Policy)

Right now in Zagreb, researchers, journalists and policy-makers from Croatia and beyond are meeting to discuss Digital Freedom of Expression, and the challenges faced by public media services and non-profit media. (Agenda in Word / PDF.)

Here’s the video message Rebecca Mackinnon sent to conference participants, as she couldn’t be there in person. In it, she urges the news media and journalists to place internet freedom on a par with press freedom – without a free and open internet, she argues, press freedom will face ever more severe threats.

(via Video: Rebecca Mackinnon on press freedom and internet freedom | Media Policy)