As companies respond to government requests that can impact freedom of expression and privacy, the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines can steer the ICT sector. Read more for the full submission.
The Global Network Initiative is deeply concerned that LinkedIn has been blocked in Russia. The blocking order from the Russian regulator was put into effect today.
The Global Network Initiative is closely monitoring reports that access to social media platforms in Turkey is being widely disrupted.
These latest restrictions come after reports last week of a complete Internet shutdown in the southeast of the country, and follow a series of other disruptions […]
Governments who disrupt the Internet could be shaving off 1.9 percent of their daily GDP. Read more for the full report.
GNI Director of Communications Kath Cummins called on governments to recognize the challenges shutdowns pose for economic development, rather than viewing shutdowns solely through a security lens.
GNI is concerned by reports showing the Ethiopian Government blocked Internet access amid escalating anti-government protests.
The Global Network Initiative is alarmed by yet another order by a Brazilian judge to block the WhatsApp messaging service across the entire country.
Global Network Initiative and Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Joint Statement on Network and Service Shutdowns
The Global Network Initiative and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue are deeply concerned by the increasing number of government orders to shut down or restrict access to communication networks and related services around the world.
The GNI continues to urge the Brazilian government to adhere to international human rights standards on free expression and privacy and to refrain from blocking access to communications platforms.
GNI calls on the Turkish government to respect their international human rights commitments.