Op-Ed: Responding to India’s Internet Clampdown

Last week, the Indian government missed an opportunity to show the world the right way to handle social media in a time of crisis.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:31

New Report Outlines Recommendations for Governments, Companies and Others on How to Protect Free Expression and Privacy Rights Online

Governments, companies, and other stakeholders can collaborate to protect rights to freedom of expression and privacy online, according to the authors of “Digital Freedoms in International Law: Practical Steps to Protect Human Rights Online” released today. The report, co-authored by Dr.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 07:03

The Global Network Initiative Encourages Companies Not to Respond to Pakistan's Request for Proposals for an Internet Filtering and Blocking System

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) commends the companies that have made public commitments not to respond to the Government of Pakistan's request for proposals (RFP) to build and implement a new system for Internet blocking and filtering. GNI member Websense was the first company to say it would not respond to this request, and Cisco, Sandvine, Verizon, and McAfee have also made public commitments.
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 09:55

Open Letter on Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Property and H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act

On 15 November 2011, GNI wrote to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives about freedom of expression, intellectual property and H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act. The text of the letter is below.

Dear Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Conyers,

Tue, 11/15/2011 - 17:16

GNI at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference

As entrepreneurs, engineers, and activists gathered in San Francisco, California for the inaugural Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference on October 25-26, 2011, the work of the Global Network Initiative was “at the center of debate” according to Politico, and repeatedly highlighted as a crucial component of wider efforts to manage the human rights implications of new technologies.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 17:02

GNI announces workshop at IGF 2011 in Nairobi

The Global Network Initiative is pleased to announce it will be hosting a workshop at the 6th Annual Internet Governance Forum 2011, held September 27th-30th at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. GNI would like to welcome all those interested to attend the workshop, entitled "The Business of Human Rights: Corporate Responsibility and ICTs".

This workshop will discuss:

Wed, 09/07/2011 - 16:15

GNI Concerned About Lack of Transparency and Accountability in YouTube Censorship (UPDATE: April 1, 2009)

Ongoing and recurring incidents around the world have highlighted the need for the GNI's framework and approach. Recent blocking in China of the online video site YouTube is one illustrative case of practices that result in inappropriate restrictions on freedom of expression.

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 17:00

GNI Responds To Increased Censorship of Online Publishing Services and User Generated Content

In responding to the removal, censorship and blocking of online publishing services – home to increasingly popular user generated content such as blogs, videos and photos – the Global Network Initiative stated today that its participating companies will continue to take steps to minimize the impact on users and the public and to encourage governments to protect the right to freedom of expression.

Wed, 05/20/2009 - 17:00


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