Russian Internet Legislation Threatens Online Rights

The Global Network Initiative urges Russian President Vladimir Putin to veto legislation that would restrict free expression and privacy rights online.
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 15:11

Op-Ed: The UK's Response to Snowden's Revelations Lets Putin Off the Hook

The UK response to the Snowden revelations is providing a worrying precedent for Putin and other autocrats, and has been incommensurate to the scope and scale of the problem at hand.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:15

Threats to Free Expression by Turkey and Russia

GNI is deeply concerned by Prime Minister Erdogon's threats to block Facebook and YouTube in Turkey, as well as reports that the Russian government is blocking webpages of Ukrainian dissidents and interfering with mobile networks in Crimea.
Mon, 03/10/2014 - 13:43

Opening the Lines: A Call for Transparency from Governments and Telecommunications Companies

New Report Calls for Transparency from Governments and Telecommunications Companies

Companies committed to respecting free expression and privacy rights should take this opportunity to work with governments to increase transparency according to a new report released today by the Global Network Initiative.

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 18:00

Russian Internet Legislation Merits Greater Scrutiny Before Passage

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is concerned that a legislative proposal under active consideration by the Russian Duma will curb freedom of expression online. The draft bill, Law 89417-6, which is due to have its second reading in the State Duma on July 11, would create a list of prohibited websites, sites containing content harmful to children or with extremist content, that would be enforced through measures including Domain Name System (DNS) and Internet Protocol (IP) address blocking.

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 21:17


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