[DC3] Big win for CNs in Mexico

Raoul Plommer plommer at gmail.com
Mon May 7 09:44:29 UTC 2018


That's great news Michael! :)

-Raoul

On 7 May 2018 at 08:04, Michael J. Oghia <mike.oghia at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I hope Peter and co. from Rhizomatica doesn't mind me sharing this, but I
> just saw this (congrats!):
>
> *Independent community network stands tall* – A Mexican civil society
> association has won a legal battle for the right of indigenous communities
> to establish and manage their own community networks. The ruling exempts
> the nonprofit community network operator from a hefty fee levied on
> traditional commercial providers, arguing that the continued availability
> of affordable voice and data services in these remote communities is
> important to uphold their basic human rights, including freedom of
> expression.
>
> https://globalvoices.org/2018/05/01/in-mexico-an-indigenous-
> community-telco-will-continue-to-operate-for-now/
>
> Hard work well done!
> -Michael
>
>
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