Freedom of Expression and Censorship

GNI Hosts 2016 Learning Forum at Georgetown University

GNI launched a new policy brief, "Extremist Content and the ICT Sector," and convened discussions on the imposition of government restrictions beyond borders.

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:13

GNI Provides Input to UN Special Rapporteur’s Study on Telcos and the Internet Access Sector

As companies respond to government requests that can impact freedom of expression and privacy, the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines can guide ICT sector. Read more for the full submission.

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 09:38

GNI Briefs the U.S. Helsinki Commission on Internet Freedom

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, GNI Director of Policy and Learning Lisl Brunner presented to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) at a briefing titled “Internet Freedom in the Age of Dictators and Terrorists.”

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 11:24

GNI Joins Coalition Letter to Senate regarding Section 603 of Intelligence Authorization Act

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) joined human rights and civil liberties organizations and trade associations to convey its concerns with a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (S. 1705) in a coalition letter to Senate.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 14:35

Extremist Content and the ICT Sector - Launching a GNI Policy Dialogue

GNI has published a short document setting out key questions and considerations to inform the debate on the role of ICT companies in removing alleged terrorist or extremist content online.
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:50

GNI Welcomes Landmark Freedom of Expression Ruling by the Supreme Court of India

The Global Network Initiative applauds today's landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of India in support of freedom of expression.
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:06

Getting Specific About Transparency, Privacy, and Free Expression Online

Amid the contentious global debates about privacy and surveillance since the Snowden revelations, few proposed reforms have attracted more consensus than calls for greater transparency.

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:58

Blocking Social Media Threatens Citizens’ Rights in Iraq

The Global Network Initiative is alarmed by the widespread blocking of websites and social media amid the crisis in Iraq.
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:27

Video: Mark Stephens on the 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:59

GNI Board Chair Mark Stephens discusses the EU Court of Justice ruling on BBC World: 


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