[Internet Society Blogs] Internet Society Deeply Concerned About Internet Blocking in Venezuela

The Internet Society is deeply concerned with the increase of Internet blocking and recent reports of growing content surveillance on the Internet in Venezuela.

On May 13th, Venezuela issued the Presidential Decree no. 2849, which has declared an State of Exception and Emergency, enforced immediately for the period of 60 days, extending a pre existing State of Exception and Emergency in the country.

According to the Official Gazette publication, the purpose of this decree is to adopt urgent, severe, exceptional and needed measures to ensure people’s rights, to preserve the internal order and access to goods, services, food, medicine and other essentials for life.

Sebastian Bellagamba

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/latin-america-caribbean-bureau/2017/05/internet-society-deeply-concerned-about-internet