Four interlocking rings

GNI helps companies respect freedom of expression and privacy rights when faced with  government pressure to hand over user data, remove content, or restrict communications.


We are a growing alliance of Internet and telecom-munications companies, human rights and press freedom groups, investors, and academic institutions from around the world.


From advancing accountability to advocating for laws and policies that protect free expression and privacy rights worldwide, our members are working together to get results.


GNI statement on Türkiye’s continued push to regulate digital content and pressure intermediaries

January 24, 2023|feature, intermediary liability, Issues, legal frameworks, media releases|

GNI expresses deep concern about new laws targeting social media and private messaging services in Türkiye, adding to significant pressure on ICT intermediaries in the country at a sensitive political moment. We call on Turkish authorities to reconsider these amendments and allow greater debate and deliberation on its broader legal framework for content regulation.

GNI’s Comments on UNESCO’s “Guidance for Regulating Digital Platforms”

January 20, 2023|feature, issues highlight, legal frameworks, media releases|

GNI shared procedural and substantive analysis on the draft guidance for regulation UNESCO shared ahead of the upcoming "Internet for Trust" global conference. GNI encourages UNESCO to slow down and scale back this initiative considerably in order to conduct the type of thorough, multistakeholder consultation that an effort of this import deserves, and which can lead to the kinds of durable, rights-enabling impacts that UNESCO envisions.
Jason PielemeierGNI has announced an exciting transition in organizational leadership. Judith Lichtenberg, who has served admirably as Executive Director since 2015, will move on from her role as of the end of June. The Board unanimously appointed Jason Pielemeier, who previously served as GNI’s Deputy Director and Policy Director, as its new Executive Director
“Jason is a globally recognized expert on the issues at the core of GNI’s mission, including freedom of expression, privacy rights, and the business and human rights landscape,” said Agustina Del Campo, GNI Board Vice Chair. “He has demonstrated tremendous leadership during his five years with GNI. His familiarity with the organization and with the challenges facing members will enable him to help GNI reach new heights. We look forward to seeing where Jason can take the organization.” Read more in the announcement.


Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University2022-01-12T00:22:00+00:00
BNP Paribas Asset Management2022-01-12T00:22:30+00:00
Centre for Communications Governance at National Law University, Delhi2022-01-12T00:23:35+00:00
Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información (CELE)2022-01-12T00:24:00+00:00 2018/03/12 at 3:16 pm2022-01-12T00:24:11+00:00
Foundation for Media Alternatives2022-01-12T00:28:47+00:00
Frontiir Joins to the Global Network Initiative as an Observer2023-01-11T17:49:55+00:00
Fundación Internet Bolivia2022-01-12T00:29:13+00:00
George Washington University Law School2022-01-12T00:29:31+00:00
Global Forum for Media Development2022-01-12T00:29:39+00:00
Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut2022-01-12T00:30:44+00:00
Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety2022-01-12T00:31:17+00:00
Internet Freedom Foundation2022-01-12T00:31:36+00:00
L’École Supérieure de Journalisme, des Métiers de l’Internet et de la Communication2022-03-03T18:34:58+00:00
Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D)2022-01-12T00:36:06+00:00
Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)2022-01-12T16:39:24+00:00
Evelyn Aswad2022-01-12T00:28:06+00:00
Richard Danbury2022-01-12T16:16:27+00:00
Eileen Donahoe2022-01-12T16:14:13+00:00
Caroline Kaeb2022-01-12T16:13:10+00:00
Deirdre Mulligan2022-01-12T16:14:01+00:00
K.S. Park2022-01-12T16:15:44+00:00
Meg Roggensack2022-01-12T16:16:08+00:00
Ernest Wilson2022-01-12T16:14:53+00:00