GNI in Slate: Network Shutdowns Go Beyond Syria

This piece by David Sullivan originally appeared on Slate’s Future Tense blog: 

On May 7 at 3 p.m., for the second time in six months, Syria’s connection to the global Internet was severed. Web traffic in and out of Syria dropped to zero, according to several monitoring […]

Collaborating on Controversial Content and Difficult Decisions

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) condemns the recent violence associated with protests around the world against an inflammatory film insulting to Islam. GNI’s Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy aim to guide responsible decisions by companies when facing requests or demands from governments. But private […]

2019-01-16T19:57:32+00:00September 25, 2012|Categories: intermediary liability, Issues, media releases|Tags: , |

Global Network Initiative Statement on Internet Shutdown in Egypt

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is deeply concerned that the people of Egypt have been denied access to Internet and telecommunications services.  This almost unprecedented step has enormous implications for human rights.

The GNI acknowledges the difficult situation faced by companies that provide Internet and telecommunications […]

2018-03-15T14:47:51+00:00January 28, 2011|Categories: Issues, media releases, network disruptions|Tags: |