Internet Freedom

Weekly Roundup 16 May, 2022

Weekly Roundup 16 May, 2022

By Cat Ramsey | May 16, 2022

To address a spike in online child sexual abuse material(CSAM) during the pandemic, the European Commission has published a proposal that would allow courts to order internet service providers to block sites containing CSAM. The law would also require platforms to scan content to detect and remove CSAM and report annually on how much content they remove, while also increasing their obligations to prevent online grooming.

Weekly Roundup 18 March, 2022

Weekly Roundup 18 March, 2022

By Cat Ramsey | March 18, 2022

Cryptocurrency, like other online platforms that have become increasingly mainstreamed in the digital era, provides both opportunities for and threats to democracy.

Findings from the IGF’s Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity

Findings from the IGF’s Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity

By Evan Summers | January 14, 2022

Last year, I participated in the UN’s Internet Governance Forum’s (IGF) Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Cybersecurity. The BPF working groups form part of the IGF’s intersessional work between annual forums, and are designed to facilitate collaborative, community-led research around a certain topic affecting the internet and internet governance.

Free Tools for Internet Freedom

Free Tools for Internet Freedom

By Madeleine Nicoloff | August 25, 2021

In today’s world, the exercise of democracy and human rights relies on access to secure, uncensored participation in the digital space. As society continues to move into the digital realm, the fight to defend human rights and civic space is expanding into this new territory: technology and the internet hold the potential to democratize access to information and to opportunity, but at the same time carry the danger of being used as an instrument to further exacerbate unequal power dynamics. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this tension strikingly clear.

Join us for NDI's Democracy and Technology Summer Series

Join us for NDI's Democracy and Technology Summer Series

By Moira Whelan | June 04, 2021

It’s finally summer. Time to get outside, and in some places, enjoy a bit of a reprieve from a challenging year. It’s been a tough one, especially for democratic actors around the world. Democratic activists have never been more at risk.