By Carolina Botero The year 2017 marked the consolidation of Karisma as a voice of Colombian civil society in the debates where technology and human rights meet. 2017 was a very important year for Karisma; it was a time of consolidation and the introduction of our new image. One way of thinking about this moment… Sigue leyendo Technology and Human Rights, 365 days with Karisma
How is adoption and what is the impact of open educational resources in the global South? It is a book edited by Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Patricia B. Aringo, and funded by the International Development Research Centre, which brings together the research findings of a global network of researchers and activists who worked for several years… Sigue leyendo Open education policies in the region, articles for exploration
The Colombian cellphone registry to counter cellphone theft and why it is bad for human rights The Colombian General Prosecutor said recently that the blocking of IMEI is not working. He is talking about a registry created in 2011 that aims to reduce cellphone theft by blocking reportedly stolen phones of Colombian networks. Fundación Karisma… Sigue leyendo A tracker in your pocket
Karisma Foundation, a Colombian civil society organization, is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support Diego Gómez, a biologist accused of copyright infringement for sharing a scientific research online. When he was a college student at Universidad del Quindío, Diego uploaded a thesis from a colleague at Universidad Nacional de Colombia on the document platform Scribd… Sigue leyendo Crowdfunding campaign seeks to help Diego Gómez, a Colombian conservation biologist prosecuted for sharing a research online
A case with no precedent that highlights the need for Open Access to be the rule, no the exception, regarding circulation of scientific research. Today, more than three years after criminal procedures began, Bogotá Circuit Criminal Court No. 49 acquitted the biologist Diego Gómez of charges of copyright violations for sharing an academic paper online.… Sigue leyendo Diego Gómez is declared innocent!
Civil Society Joint Declaration to the Organization of American States (OAS) and Governments of Member States on Digital Security Issues in Latin America The following statement delivered to the OAS General Secretary during the South School of Internet Governance in Washington DC , on April 1, 2016. We encourage the OAS Member State to align… Sigue leyendo Civil Society Joint Declaration on Digital Security Issues in Latin America