Freedom of expression
The Global Network Initiative introduced itself to the world with a press statement and declaration of purpose, which fundamentally is to present collaborative approach to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in every aspect of Information and Communication Technology.
“The Initiative is being launched in the 60th Anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is founded upon the internationally recognized human rights for freedom of expression and privacy set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.”
Among the growing number of members and signatories are Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch, and the World Press Freedom Committee. (Image by Michael Rosenstein/Seaworthy under Creative Commons license)