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The Global Network Initiative (GNI) was launched in 2008. Our mission is to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy rights in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector by setting a global standard for responsible decision making and serving as a multistakeholder voice in the face of government restrictions and demands. GNI members include ICT companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), academics, academic institutions, and investors from around the world.


NEWS & MEDIA RELEASES (in chronological order)

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

March 9, 2023|feature, issues highlight, legal frameworks, media releases|

GNI shared procedural and substantive analysis on the draft guidance for regulation UNESCO following the "Internet for Trust" global conference. We are pleased to see that UNESCO has taken seriously the feedback that GNI and other organizations have provided and appreciate the time and effort that has gone into its revised Draft 2.0.

GNI Statement on Government Efforts to Ban Digital Communications Platforms

February 22, 2023|feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases, network disruptions|

GNI is troubled by recent efforts by democratic states to completely ban the use of digital communications platforms, which pose significant human rights risks and are likely to have global ramifications. When governments have legitimate concerns about the impacts and conduct of digital platforms...Read more.