The GNI Expresses Concern over Suspension of Messaging Service in Brazil

A Brazilian court’s decision instituted a nationwide blocking of the WhatsApp messaging service on December 17. The GNI urges the Brazilian government to adhere to international human rights standards on free expression and privacy and to refrain from blocking access to communications platforms.

2019-01-13T21:19:55+00:00December 18, 2015|Categories: Issues, media releases, network disruptions, surveillance|Tags: , , , , , |

Threats to Free Expression by Turkey and Russia

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.

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: , |

GNI Concerned About Lack of Transparency and Accountability in YouTube Censorship (UPDATE: April 1, 2009)

UPDATE: April 1, 2009 – YouTube has been blocked again in China. After being temporarily unblocked on Sunday and Monday (China time), YouTube was blocked again starting Monday, March 30 late in the day PDT. As before, no official explanation has been given for the […]

2018-03-15T18:31:46+00:00March 25, 2009|Categories: media releases, network disruptions|Tags: , , , |