Global Network Initiative

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Privatizing censorship in fight against extremism is risk to press freedom

October 16, 2015 10:17 AM ET

"We're stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL's propaganda, especially online," President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders' Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase...

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Slideshow: Raising awareness on India's troubling Internet laws

July 17, 2014 3:24 PM ET

Today, the Global Network Initiative launched a campaign to raise awareness on India's Internet laws. The GNI, of which CPJ is a founding member, is a coalition of technology companies--including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo--and human rights groups and...

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Obama's legacy on the line with surveillance policy

January 15, 2014 2:55 PM ET

When President Obama takes the lectern to discuss U.S. surveillance policy, as he is expected to do Friday, those hoping for sweeping reform are likely to be disappointed. As reported in The New York Times, the president appears poised...

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While tech companies call for spying reform, telcos silent

December 12, 2013 5:20 PM ET

On Monday, eight of the world's leading technology companies set aside their rivalries to issue a direct challenge to U.S. lawmakers: lead the world by example and fix America's broken surveillance state. Although the tech companies' statement sends a powerful...

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In NSA surveillance debate, tech firms urge transparency

June 28, 2013 2:00 PM ET

Some of the Internet companies at the heart of the outcry over U.S. government surveillance today joined with human rights and press freedom groups, including CPJ, in calling for greater government disclosure of electronic communications monitoring....

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Facebook joins Global Network Initiative

May 22, 2013 12:00 PM ET

With more than a billion users, Facebook is not only the biggest global social network but also an increasingly important forum for journalists. In some repressive countries it has even served as a publishing platform for journalists whose newspapers...

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Working with phone companies on free expression

March 12, 2013 1:34 PM ET

For more than six years the Committee to Protect Journalists has been working with freedom of expression advocates, investors, and giant Internet companies to promote online freedoms. Absent from the discussions under the umbrella of the Global Network Initiative have...

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UK parliamentarians scrutinize digital surveillance plan

October 25, 2012 10:46 AM ET

"The rules of the game have changed," then-Prime Minister Tony Blair said after the July 7, 2005, terrorist attacks in London as he announced that the U.K. government would clamp down on terrorists "whatever it takes." Now, the limits...

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As Wang is freed, Chinese journalist Shi Tao still held

August 31, 2012 12:42 PM ET

Chinese dissident Wang Xiaoning was released today after serving a 10-year prison term on charges of "incitement to subvert state power," a case built in good part on client information supplied by Yahoo. Wang had used his Yahoo email...

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Internet giants submit to external free expression scrutiny

April 18, 2012 4:46 PM ET

Journalists and bloggers in authoritarian countries have their work cut out thwarting governments that try to restrict their writing and reporting. The last thing they need to worry about is the provider of their publication platform helping authorities with censorship...

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