“The Multistakeholder Global Network Initiative: Watch the Story Unfold” by Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg

With the tenth-anniversary video as a visual guide, GNI's executive director reflects on ten years of multistakeholder collaboration for freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector.

New World Borders: How Governments Assert Authority Across Borders in the Internet Age

Although the transfer of data across jurisdictions is a fundamental byproduct of the global, interoperable Internet, it can also put pressures on legal systems designed for the pre-Internet age. For the 2018 Learning Forum, "New World Borders." GNI joined with ASIL and OTI at New America to explore pressing questions related to jurisdiction and human rights online.

The Global Network Initiative Supports Argentina’s Draft Intermediary Liability Law

Argentina's draft law on the responsibility of Internet intermediaries would serve as an important benchmark regionally and globally, facilitating innovation & investment and fostering Freedom of Expression online. GNI encourages the Chamber of Deputies to pass it into law as drafted.

Proposed German Legislation Threatens Free Expression Around the World

April 20, 2017 – AMSTERDAM/BRUSSELS/LONDON/WASHINGTON DC – The Global Network Initiative is deeply concerned by the “Draft Law to Improve Law Enforcement in Social Networks” (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz) approved by the German cabinet on April 5.

GNI is mindful of the complex challenges that governments and companies face […]

2018-03-07T15:27:49+00:00April 20, 2017|Categories: intermediary liability, Issues, media releases|Tags: , , , |

GNI Statement on U.N. Work on the Human Right of Freedom of Expression

On the 28th of July, the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations approved a new “General Comment” of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, giving clear guidance on the legitimate restrictions on freedom of expression that states can make.

The Global […]

2018-03-15T13:55:58+00:00August 5, 2011|Categories: media releases|Tags: , , , |

GNI Responds To Increased Censorship of Online Publishing Services and User Generated Content

In responding to the removal, censorship and blocking of online publishing services – home to increasingly popular user generated content such as blogs, videos and photos – the Global Network Initiative stated today that its participating companies will continue to take steps to minimize the […]

2018-03-15T17:48:09+00:00May 20, 2009|Categories: media releases|Tags: , |