I’m Claudio Ruiz (Santiago, 1978). I’m a digital strategist, internet rights and open content advocate.
I’m interested in all what is related to the connection between digital space and human rights. I believe in the importance of openness, communities, and policy to create better digital ecosystems.
I was the Director of Ecosystem Strategy at Creative Commons, the non-profit well known as the global standard for free and open licensing online. At CC I helped developing and later implemented a new global network strategy, I directed the policy team and created a new OpenGLAM program for helping cultural heritage institutions developing open access policies for its collections.
Formerly, I founded Derechos Digitales (2003-2016), an independent nonprofit digital rights organisation in Latin America. I developed multiple advocacy and policy oriented projects and networks with the support of Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), among others. I was its Executive Director for over ten years and now I serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
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I live in Santiago, Chile.
I’ve been channeling my curiosity in different ways, being music one of the ones I love the most. I’ve been kind-of-a music critic in the past and I co-hosted a radio show called Super45 for more than seven years sharing sweet indie music and doing interviews to musicians and producers twice a week at Radio Zero.
Tired of the boring music programming on local radio and the perpetual foolishness of the algorithms on streaming services, with a group of friends we just created an online non-for-profit old school independent radio. It’s called Super45.fm. Every Tuesday at 5PM (CLT), I’m hosting a radio show called Cancion de Lejos, where I share beautiful tunes from far away from Chile. Here you can check all the previous shows.
During 2020, with RedBull we published a documentary podcast celebrating the 20th anniversary of Corazones, one of the most important pop albums released during the last decades by Los Prisioneros. It’s available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
I have an awesome newsletter where I share records I love and I have some story to share about. Or something like that. It’s more or less inactive now, but in any event it’s called Canciones Buenas, and if you read in Spanish I’m pretty sure you would love to be subscribed <3.
In case you want to reach me out, the easiest way to do it is just dropping an email at hi[at]claudioruiz.com or cruiz[at]cyber.harvard.edu or just reply me at @claudio on twitter.