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News

GNI Statement on U.S. Secretary of State Clinton's Address on Internet Freedom

Secretary Clinton underscored how the Internet brings exciting new opportunities for 21st century diplomacy and highlighted its potential to advance human rights in her address on Internet freedom today. To help achieve these goals, it is important that information, communication, and technology (ICT) companies are able to operate in a manner that promotes respect for human rights, even in the most challenging markets.

Date: 
Thu, 01/21/2010 - 15:00

GNI Statement on Google’s New Approach to China

Google’s decision to reconsider its business in China is an indication of the tough choices information and communications technology (ICT) companies face around the world where respect for human rights is at risk. The Global Network Initiative provides principles, guidelines and support to help companies think through these choices and make decisions that protect freedom of expression and privacy for hundreds of millions of Internet users around the world.

Date: 
Thu, 01/14/2010 - 16:00

GNI Holds Open House for Tech Sector Companies; Initiates Guidance Workstream

On September 10, 2009, the GNI hosted an open house in response to interest from companies across the technology sector in guidance regarding freedom of expression and privacy issues. As one key outcome from the meeting, the GNI will be convening a workstream to explore how the current GNI guidelines can be further developed to assist other companies in their efforts to protect freedom of expression and privacy.

Date: 
Thu, 09/10/2009 - 14:49

GNI Identifies Intermediary Liability for Carriers and Platforms for User Generated Content as a Key Issue for Business and Public Policy

When companies are held liable for content uploaded or sent by users, freedom of expression can suffer. Collaborative efforts should help advance policy solutions that better protect fundamental rights to expression and access to information.

Date: 
Wed, 08/19/2009 - 15:00

GNI Principles Offer Guidance to ICT Manufacturing and Software Sector [UPDATE 08.19: Official update on Green Dam]

The GNI is actively monitoring developments regarding the Chinese government’s directive that requires computer manufacturers to install the Green Dam/Youth Escort content control software on personal computers produced or sold in China. This directive is ostensibly intended to protect children from sexually explicit content, but in fact raises significant challenges for companies in the technology sector that also have a responsibility to respect human rights. The GNI offers a multi-stakeholder forum that provides operational guidance and a credible system for companies to develop effective strategies in response to these challenges.

Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2009 - 16:00

GNI Invites Civil Society Feedback at Chinese Internet Research Conference 2009 [UPDATE: video link]

On May 27, 2009, GNI participated in a round table discussion on civil society engagement at the 7th Chinese Internet Research Conference. This year's conference was hosted by the Annenberg School for Communication

Date: 
Thu, 06/04/2009 - 16:00

GNI Presents Multi-Stakeholder Approach at Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit

The GNI participated in a panel entitled, “The GNI’s Multi-Stakeholder Approach” at the first annual Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit on May 5, 2009.

Date: 
Thu, 06/04/2009 - 16:00

GNI Participants Discuss Human Rights Challenges at Soul of the New Machine Conference

On May 4, 2009, Global Network Initiative participants took part in a panel at the Soul of the New Machine Conference in Berkeley, California. Participants discussed recent challenges to freedom of expression and privacy in Korea, Moldova, and Australia, and the role of the GNI as a source of first principles, collaboration, and engagement.

Date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009 - 16:00

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.

Date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009 - 17:00

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.

Date: 
Wed, 03/25/2009 - 17:00

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