Brazil’s Internet Is Under Attack - Temer changes Brazil’s Internet Steering Committee

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Internet Public Policy
Internet Governance
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2 months ago
2 months ago

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(Reporter: geraldobarros, Unassigned)

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2 months ago
:: Internet Public Policy Issue

Region/Country: Brazil

:: Description

Brazil’s internet is once again under assault. This time it is the government, and not cyber criminals or hackers, leading the charge. Last week, the Temer administration signed an order to open a public consultation to alter the "composition, election process and the powers" of Brazil’s Internet Steering Committee, better known as CGI.br. The move is the latest in the government’s effort to exert more control over the Brazilian internet.

:: Relevance

The Brazilian government is trying to change significantly the model of the Brazil's Internet Steering Committee, better known as CGI.br unilaterally and without any previous dialogue inside the CGI.br itself, the Government goes over the law and breaks with the multisectoriality that marks the debates about the Internet and its governance in Brazil.

Goal: Mozilla will be defending the Internet and open Internet management that is part of its mission, an Internet open to all without control of large corporations or governments.
When: September 15, 2017

:: Additional Information

This is about Internet regulatory agency, government and issues that are currently happening in Brazil, to fully understand this, please read: https://www.cfr.org/blog/brazils-internet-under-attack-again and https://direitosnarede.org.br/p/temers-government-attacks-cgi-br/
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