GNI is pleased to welcome NetBlocks, a recognized expert in tracking network disruptions and online censorship, to the civil society constituency.
Authored by former policy fellow Jan Rydzak, the report presents a wealth of data relevant to both researchers and activists, including identifying over 100 instances of deliberate network disruption worldwide in 2017, and provides recommendations for all stakeholders to respond.
Event Report: GNI & UNESCO host Improving the Communications and Information Ecosystem to Protect the Integrity of Elections
GNI and UNESCO partnered for two feature sessions: “network availability, security and integrity around elections,” and "enhancing quality of information and elections.”
The Global Network Initiative welcomes Monday’s decision by the Islamabad High Court declaring shutdowns of mobile networks on the pretext of security illegal throughout the country unless they are accompanied by a presidential proclamation of emergency.
The Global Network Initiative is deeply concerned about restrictions on internet and messaging services that occurred during recent nationwide protests in Iran.
On December 31, 2017, Iranian authorities blocked access to the messaging service Telegram and […]
On 27 June, the Global Network Initiative Now co-hosted a learning call on government-sponsored intentional network disruptions alongside the Freedom Online Coalition and AccessNow.
GNI sought feedback on our one-page brief, “Weighing the Impact of Network Shutdowns and Service Restrictions,” to be launched next week. […]
The Global Network Initiative welcomes the 2017 report to the UN Human Rights Council presented by UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye.
The report is a timely warning on the escalating threats to digital expression and Internet freedom, including […]
The Global Network Initiative welcomes the Joint Statement and accompanying Good Practices for Governments on State-Sponsored Network Disruptions issued by the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC).
In its statement, the partnership of 30 governments working to advance internet freedom “expresses deep concern over the growing […]