UNESCO report: Increase in Internet access major trend in Latin America

A recent blog post by the Knight Center, University of Texas has explored the key findings of a recent UNESCO report dubbed ‘World trends in freedom of expression and media development: regional overview of Latin America and the Caribbean 2017/2018’.

According to the report the most ‘significant and persuasive trend’ is the increase in Internet access in Latin America and the Caribbean. The study which analysed 33 countries that make up the region, found an increase in Internet users by 17% between 2013 and 2017. The report also projected that the mobile Internet access will hit 50% by 2020.