The GNI is alarmed by reports that the government of Uganda has ordered mobile operators to block access to social media platforms and mobile money services during its presidential election.
The Global Network Initiative and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Join Forces to Advance Freedom of Expression and Privacy
From February 1st, Millicom, Nokia, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, TeliaSonera, and Vodafone Group will have official observer status within the GNI.
The Global Network Initiative is alarmed by the widespread blocking of websites and social media amid the crisis in Iraq.
The Global Network Initiative urges Turkey to restore full access to Twitter and YouTube, and ensure access to communications and the free flow of information, particularly in advance of local elections on March 30.
GNI is deeply concerned by Prime Minister Erdogon's threats to block Facebook and YouTube in Turkey, as well as reports that the Russian government is blocking webpages of Ukrainian dissidents and interfering with mobile networks in Crimea.