Varon Ferraz - Joana

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Researcher on Development, Intellectual Property and Digital Rights at the Centre for Technology and Society (CTS/FGV) from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), where she teaches at the Graduate School, manages the Free Culture Project and acts as civil society representative at Stearing Committees from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Joana has a Master in Law and Development from the Sao Paulo Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EDESP/FGV). 
 
Among her publications are articles such, “Filtrado de Contenido en America Latina" published in the book "Hacia una Internet libre de censura" or  "Ambiente jurídico-institucional para o setor de software no Brasil” in “Inovação: estudos de jovens pesquisadores brasileiros” (2010). In co-authorship with Prof Dr. Glauco Arbix she wrote an article entitled, “Finlândia: um salto rumo à economia do conhecimento”, in “Estratégias de Inovação em 7 países" (2010).
 
Joana is also co-director of Freenet, an online collaborative documentary project with the goal to translate all this research and activism questions into an audio-visual language.