On 25 March, GFMD has joined more than 60 human rights organisations and journalist federations in an open letter urging the European Parliament to vote against a proposed Terrorist Regulation that could jeopardise freedom of expression, access to information, and privacy in Europe.
Grant The #NataliPrize was created by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA), and named after Lorenzo Natali, a precursor to the international partnerships approach to global challenges impacting society.
Deadline: 11 December 2020
Job Vacancy The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism Director of Technology’s responsibilities will include strategic technology planning and implementation, management of cross-industry partnerships and workstreams, and framing of multistakeholder discussions on preventing and responding to the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.
The IGF Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media (DC-Sustainability) has launched its inaugural annual report, which features case studies and analyses that examine the intersections among journalism and news media sustainability, Internet governance, and digital policy.
November 2-17, 2020 – Online
The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted online by the United Nations under the overarching theme Internet for human resilience and solidarity.
October 30, 2020 – Online
At this event on October 30 at 10:00 to 11:30 CET, AlgorithmWatch and the EPC will present the key recommendations of their Governing Platforms project, a year-long, civil society-driven dialogue series involving participants from around Europe.
Beginning next week, GFMD and the DC-Sustainability will participate in the 15th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will be held virtually from 3-17 November. On 5 November, the DC-Sustainability will host its annual session at the IGF and also host the official launch of its first annual action plan.
On 24 September, GFMD hosted a webinar focusing on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s recent review of digital platforms with Holly Raiche – Chair of the Policy Committee of Internet Australia (the Australian chapter of the Internet Society) and GFMD’s Executive Director, Mira Milosevic.
Job Vacancy The Technical Expert/Senior Advisor for Internet Governance and Policy will serve in a key leadership position in the Global Internet Freedom initiative, providing guidance and support to the Chief of Party and a global Consortium of partners, as well as coordinating and driving the achievement of key internet governance and policy goals.
Job Vacancy The Technical Expert/Senior Advisor for Digital Safety will serve in a key leadership position in the Global Internet Freedom initiative, providing high-level guidance and support to the Chief of Party and a global Consortium of partners, as well as coordinating and driving the achievement of global digital safety objectives.
GFMD has joined twelve other civil society organisations to call on Commissioner Breton, Vice-President Jourova, and Commissioner Reynders to ensure online public debate and associated algorithms are moderated and curated in a more transparent and accountable way by social media platforms.
Deadline: 22 June 2020
Leadership Programme The Open Internet for Democracy Leaders Programme is a ten-month non-resident leadership programme that empowers emerging leaders from all across the globe to build their advocacy and organising skills in order to protect internet freedom.
10-12 June, 2020 – Online
The next EuroDIG will take place online from June 10-12. The overarching theme for EuroDIG 2020 is “Towards a sustainable governance of the Internet”.
With the increase in video conferencing, protecting ourselves online has never been more important. This includes knowing how to safeguard our online spaces from the phenomenon known as “Zoom-bombing.” We created a guide to help.
Deadline: 09 February 2020
Fellowship ARTICLE 19’s Internet of Rights Fellowship will equip civil society organisations with the tools they need to carry out long-term, influential engagement in the bodies setting the technical policies and standards that uphold the global Internet architecture.
On November 27th 2020, The Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media (DC-Sustainability) was officially launched at the IGF in Berlin.
Next week, GFMD will participate in 14th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) from 25-29 November at the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin and hosted by the Government of Germany.
For the second session of GFMD’s members-only webinar series, Pierre François Docquir of ARTICLE 19, presented their ongoing initiative to develop Social Media Councils for the moderation of online platforms.
GFMD, along with over fifty other civil society organisations, signed an open letter to Facebook in support of their plans to increase end-to-end security across its services and products.
Deadline: 10 October 2019
Fellowship Applications are open for the next one-year GNI-Internews Fellowship Program, which seeks to further online freedom of expression and privacy around the world, for organisations based in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.