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News

Proposed German Legislation Threatens Free Expression Around the World

GNI urges the German Parliament to embrace its leadership role on human rights and the digital economy by rejecting the social networks bill.

Date: 
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:45

GNI Welcomes Freedom Online Coalition Joint Statement on State-Sponsored Network Disruptions

"This statement from 30 governments throws down the gauntlet on those who harm the human rights and economic opportunities of their people when they shut down vital communications services,” said international human rights lawyer and GNI Board Chair Mark Stephens, CBE.

Date: 
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 15:49

Global Network Initiative Seeks Policy Director 

Working at the intersection of technology policy, human rights and corporate social responsibility, GNI seeks an energetic and experienced policy professional with a strong commitment to free expression and privacy. The deadline for applications is April 24, 2017. The role is based in Washington DC, but consideration will be given to candidates based elsewhere.

Date: 
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 08:49

Six New Countries Added to GNI Country Legal Frameworks Resource

The CLFR is a detailed set of resources for academics, rights advocates and others that explores the legal environment affecting freedom of expression and privacy in jurisdictions around the world. These additions bring the total number of countries included in the project to 50.

Date: 
Thu, 03/30/2017 - 07:07

Global Network Initiative Adds Seven Companies in Milestone Expansion of Freedom of Expression and Privacy Initiative

Millicom, Nokia, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telia Company and Vodafone Group join with GNI’s five global internet company members – Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo – and with more than 35 human rights and press freedom groups, academics and investor members in this unique collaboration to strengthen protections for global digital rights.

Date: 
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:17

Global Network Initiative Joins RightsCon Brussels 2017

GNI led sessions on the economic costs of network and communications disruptions and shutdowns, shifting trends in country legal frameworks affecting companies’ abilities to respect rights in their operations, and GNI's multi-stakeholder approaches to advancing privacy and freedom of expression in the ICT sector.

Date: 
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:02

GNI Companies Again Top Ranking Digital Rights 2017 Corporate Accountability Index

"When companies work together with stakeholders to implement human rights commitments, it makes a difference. GNI and TID companies performed better than all other companies evaluated in the Index on indicators measuring the extent to which companies have institutionalized their corporate-level commitments to freedom of expression and privacy,” said Ranking Digital Rights Director Rebecca MacKinnon.

Date: 
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:42

GNI Publishes Updates to the Core Commitments of our Membership

In accordance with GNI’s Governance Charter, and following extensive deliberations and consultations, GNI is pleased to publish updates we have made to the GNI Principles for Freedom of Expression and Privacy and the Implementation Guidelines.

Date: 
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:01

GNI Joins Broad Coalition Opposing US Department of Homeland Security Social Media Password Requirement Proposal 

The US Government risks setting a dangerous global precedent as foreign governments implement similar password requirements at their borders.

Date: 
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:57

GNI Concerned About Restrictions on Internet Access in Cameroon

“The shutdown in Cameroon appears to be calculated to target political speech,” said Mark Stephens, CBE., Independent Board Chair of the Global Network Initiative. “We urge the Government of Cameroon to immediately lift these restrictions.”

Date: 
Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:51

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