Dangerous Speech Project

Dangerous Speech Project

The Dangerous Speech Project works to understand speech that increases the risk of intergroup violence, and diminish its harmful effects. Our work is grounded in the observation that episodes of mass violence are typically preceded by a long period of increasingly dangerous speech – speech that dehumanizes its targets, for example, or frames them as a […]



TEDIC is a paraguayan NGO that works towards the defense of digital rights, a free culture on the internet and the development of open and civic technology. In pursuit of its core values of the organization are freedom, colaboration and digital rights TEDIC promotes the use and development of open-standard software and hardware, as well […]



Hiperderecho promotes and defends fundamental human rights in the digital space in Perú so that Peruvians can use technology to advance their human and social development. Their work focuses in four key areas: community education, critical research, policy advocacy, and technology development. | Site Link

GNI-Internews Fellow in 2020



KICTANet is a multistakeholder platform that brings together stakeholders from different backgrounds to engage and collaborate on ICT policies and initiatives. We have work with the parliament to set priorities for the sector, develop cybersecurity and data protection policies. Our focus is on community-led ICT for development. | Site Link

GNI-Internews Fellow: […]



AfroLeadership is a pan-African organization headquartered in Cameroon that advocates for human rights, digital & data rights, data privacy & protection, and open data & data ethics in Africa. A founding member of MyData Global, AfroLeadership coordinates MyData Hubs in Africa to promote the right to self-determination regarding personal data. AfroLeadership is also member of […]

BMO Global Asset Management

BMO Global Asset Management

BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) is a leader in responsible investment and we are active investors seeking to have a positive impact on corporate behavior through constructive engagement with company management and the voting of shares. | Site Link

Joined: 2008

BNP Paribas Asset Management

BNP Paribas Asset Management

BNP Paribas Asset Management is the investment management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s major financial institutions. Managing over USD 450 billion of assets as at 31 December 2018, we offer a comprehensive range of active, passive and quantitative investment solutions covering a broad spectrum of […]

Bolo Bhi

Bolo Bhi

Bolo Bhi means ‘Speak up,’ in Urdu. It is a not-for-profit geared towards advocacy, policy and research in the areas of Internet access, government transparency, legislation, digital security, privacy, gender rights and empowerment. | Site Link

Joined: 2013

Boston Common Asset Management

Boston Common Asset Management

Boston Common Asset Management is an investment manager and a leader in global sustainability initiatives. We specialize in long-only equity and balanced strategies and pursue long-term capital appreciation by seeking to invest in diversified portfolios of high quality, socially responsible stocks. | Site Link

Joined: 2008



BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. One of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries, its principal activities include providing networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and […]

Calvert Research and Management

Calvert Research and Management

Calvert Research and Management has one of the largest teams of sustainability research analysts in the U.S. Each analyst specializes by social issue and sector. In addition to evaluating companies for inclusion in the Calvert portfolios, the analysts are active in encouraging companies to improve through our shareholder advocacy strategies.| […]

Centre for Communications Governance at National Law University, Delhi

Centre for Communication Governance

The Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) is an academic research centre established in 2013 by the National Law University, Delhi. CCG is the only academic research centre dedicated to protecting digital rights in India through rigorous academic research and capacity building. The centre has been very influential in critical debates in India […]

Centre for Internet & Society

Centre for Internet & Society

The Centre for Internet & Society, based in Bangalore, India, is an independent, non-profit, research organization which is involved in research on the emerging field of the Internet and its relationship to the society. CIS brings together scholars, academics, students, programmers and scientists to engage in a large variety of Internet issues. […]

Church of Sweden

Church of Sweden

The Church of Sweden holds investments of around $760 million that are managed according to principles of responsible investment. Given the Church’s long-standing work on human rights, the intersection between business and human rights has become a natural focus area during corporate dialogues with companies in which the Church holds shares. | […]



The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) was established in 2004 under the Catalysing Access to Information and Communications Technology in Africa (CATIA) initiative, which was mainly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). CIPESA works to promote effective and inclusive ICT policy and […]

Committee to Protect Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ takes action wherever journalists are censored, attacked, imprisoned, or killed for their work. Our advocacy helps to ensure the free flow of news and commentary. | Site Link

Joined: 2008


Derechos Digitales

Derechos Digitales

Derechos Digitales (DD) is a Chilean based independent non-profit working since 2005. Our mission is to defend, promote and develop human rights in digital environments, through research, dissemination of information, and advocacy actions aimed to public policy and private practices, in order to generate social changes that improve people’s dignity. Our work combines legal […]

Domini Impact Investments LLC

Domini Impact Investments LLC

Domini is an investment firm specializing exclusively in socially responsible investing. We manage funds for individual and institutional investors who wish to integrate social and environmental standards into their investment decisions. | Site Link

Joined: 2008

EIRIS Conflict Risk Network

EIRIS Conflict Risk Network

EIRIS Conflict Risk Network includes institutional investors, financial service providers and related stakeholders that are calling on corporate actors to fulfill their responsibility to respect human rights and to take steps that support peace and stability in areas affected by genocide and mass atrocities. Its goal is to increase such behavior by […]



Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. | […]



Folksam is a Swedish insurance company that offers a wide variety of insurance, savings and loan products to suit every need. Our position as one of Sweden’s biggest asset managers allows us to influence the companies we invest in. | Site Link

Joined: 2011

Fundación Karisma

Fundación Karisma

Fundación Karisma, founded in 2003 and located in Bogotá, Colombia, seeks to respond to the opportunities and threats that arise in the context of “technology for development” for the exercise of human rights from perspectives that promote freedom of expression. | Site Link

Joined: 2017

Global Forum for Media Development

Global Forum for Media Development

Established in 2005, the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) is an international network of around 200 journalism support and media development organisations across 70 countries. As a not-for-profit, Belgian-registered ASBL, GFMD’s main focus is to foster collaboration as well as an exchange of information and experience among its […]



Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. | Site Link

Joined: 2008

George Washington University Law School

George Washington University Law School

Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times. […]

Human Rights First

Human Rights First

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the struggle for human rights so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they don’t, we […]

Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut

Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut

The Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut is a leading innovator in research and teaching that critically engages contemporary dynamics and discourses on the theory and practice of human rights throughout the world. | Site Link

Joined: 2015

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. | Site Link

Joined: 2008

Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety

Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) is an Azerbaijani civil society organization dedicated to protecting the rights of journalists and media personnel in Azerbaijan, and to promoting freedom of expression and the rule of law. | Site Link

Joined: 2012

International Media Support

International Media Support

International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organisation working to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In more than 50 countries worldwide, IMS helps to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances. | Site Link

Joined: 2011

Internet Sans Frontières

Internet Sans Frontières

Internet Without Borders is a French association, under the 1901 law, and an international network of non-governmental organizations whose objective is to promote the free flow of information and knowledge, and to defend digital rights and freedoms. Internet Without Borders was founded in Paris in 2007 by a group of […]



Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. | Site Link

Joined: 2008


El Instituto Panameño de Derecho y Nuevas Tecnologías (IPANDETEC)

IPANDETEC is a non-profit organization that promotes the use, and regulation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Human Rights in the digital era; through the analysis, defense, research and legislative monitoring of Internet public policies in Central America. | Site Link

GNI-Internews Fellow: Spring 2019


LINE Corporation

LINE Corporation

LINE Corporation is a mobile messaging platform provider based in Japan. It was conceived after the massive earthquake that devastated Japan on 11 March 2011 and founded on 1 April 2013. Driven by the fundamental need for a global communication tool that could strengthen human relationships, LINE Corporation integrated NHN Japan Corporation, NAVER Matome, and Livedoor web service businesses.

Since […]



At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. | Site Link

Joined: 2008



Millicom is a leading provider of cable and mobile services dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. | Site Link

Joined: 2017

Nexa Center for Internet & Society

Nexa Center for Internet & Society

Founded in November 2006, the Nexa Research Center for Internet and Society is an independent research center, focusing on quantitative and interdisciplinary analysis of the force of the Internet and of its impact on society. | Site Link

Joined: 2013



Nokia is a global leader in innovations such as mobile networks, digital health, virtual reality and phones. | Site Link

Joined: 2017

Open Technology Institute

Open Technology Institute

The Open Technology Institute at New America works at the intersection of technology and policy to ensure that every community has equitable access to digital technology and its benefits. | Site Link

Joined: 2017



Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 40,9 billion euros in 2016 and 152,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2017, including 93,000 employees in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 269 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2017, including 208 million mobile customers […]

Paradigm Initiative

Paradigm Initiative

Paradigm Initiative is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth. | Site Link

Joined: 2017

Software Freedom Law Centre, India

Software Freedom Law Centre, India

SFLC.IN is a donor-supported legal services organization based in India that brings together lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and students to protect freedom in the digital world. SFLC.IN promotes innovation and open access to knowledge by helping developers make great Free and Open Source Software, protect privacy and civil liberties […]

PEN America

PEN America

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties […]

Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D)

Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales

Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D) is a Mexican non-profit organization focused on defending human rights in the digital realm through a combination of applied research, advocacy, and strategic litigation. R3D‘s impact cuts across themes related to privacy, surveillance, freedom of expression, access to the internet, and access to knowledge. […]



Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). | Site Link

Joined: February 2018



Telefónica is the number one Spanish multinational by market capitalisation and one of the largest private telecommunications companies in the world. It is present in 25 countries. | Site Link

Joined: 2017

Telenor Group


Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators. We keep our 176 million customers connected in 12 markets* across Scandinavia, Central Eastern Europe, and Asia. | Site Link

Joined: 2017

Telia Company

Telia Company

We’re Telia Company, the New Generation Telco. Our 21,000 talented colleagues serve millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected regions. With a strong connectivity base, we’re the hub in the digital ecosystem, empowering people, companies and societies to stay in touch with everything that matters 24/7/365 – on their […]

Trillium Asset Management

Trillium Asset Management

Trillium Asset Management, LLC is the oldest independent investment advisor devoted exclusively to sustainable and responsible investing (SRI). | Site Link

Joined: 2017

Wikimedia Foundation

Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that hosts and supports Wikipedia and the Wikimedia free knowledge projects and a strong believer in multistakeholder collaboration to promote freedom of expression and privacy, collaborating with digital rights advocates around the world. | Site Link
Joined: 2018

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)


Women of Uganda Network(WOUGNET) is an NGO that promotes and supports the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) by women and women organizations in Uganda, so that they can take advantage of the
opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development.| Site Link

Joined: 2019


Verizon Media

Verizon Media

Verizon Media transforms how people communicate and transact by creating new ways for consumers, advertisers, and partners around the world to connect.| Site Link

Joined: 2008

Vodafone Group

Vodafone Group

Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. | Site Link

Joined: 2017

Jennifer Daskal



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Jennifer Daskal

Jennifer Daskal is an Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. Prior to this she served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the United State […]

Richard Danbury



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Richard Danbury

Dr. Danbury is currently setting up a new MA in investigative journalism at De Montfort University, alongside Channel 4, and has taken a consulting post at the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at Oxford. […]

Evelyn Aswad



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Evelyn Aswad

Evelyn Aswad is the Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law and the Director of the Center for International Business & Human Rights at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Previously, she was the director of the human rights law office […]

Eileen Donahoe



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Eileen Donahoe

Eileen Donahoe is the founding Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. She served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations […]

Caroline Kaeb



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Caroline Kaeb

Dr. Caroline Kaeb is a Senior Fellow at the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at The Wharton School. She previously was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and an Assistant Professor of Business […]

Rebecca MacKinnon



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Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon is director of the Ranking Digital Rights project which works to set global standards for how companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and beyond should respect freedom of expression and privacy.

Chinmayi Arun


Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun is a resident fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society at Harvard University. She has served on the faculties of two of the most highly regarded law schools in […]

K.S. Park



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K.S. Park

Professor Kyung-Sin (K.S.) Park is one of the founders of Open Net Korea, a forum for discussion and collaboration on ICT freedoms and human rights. Since 2006, he also has served as the executive director of the PSPD Law Center, […]

Meg Roggensack


Meg Roggensack

Margaret Ellen Roggensack is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law. See her full bio here.

Ernest Wilson



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Ernest Wilson

Ernest James Wilson III, Ph.D., is the Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication and Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.