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.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Internship The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat are looking for a full time-intern to assist in their Geneva office for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of the department.
19 – 20 June 2019 – The Hague, Netherlands
The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), an open multi-stakeholder platform to exchange views about the Internet and how it is governed will take place on 19 – 20 June 2019 at the Word Forum, The Hague.
UN expert David Kaye discusses his book on internet governance, including what to do about incitement, disinformation, repression, and surveillance. The future of human rights depends on how these challenges are addressed.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Call for Applications The Open Internet for Democracy Leaders Program is a non-resident leadership program that empowers emerging leaders from across the globe to build their advocacy and organizing skills to protect internet freedom.
Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) launched their 2019 Corporate Accountability Index. It was found that most companies have taken steps to improve, but they have a long way to go before the Internet supports and sustains human rights for everyone.
GFMD has been invited to participate in a working session to advise RSF on their Forum on Information and Democracy, which will be held in Geneva on 5 June 2019.
GFMD and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) are co-organising various workshops related to journalism and news media in the digital age on day 2 of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)
In early April, GFMD received confirmation from the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat that our new Dynamic Coalition focusing on the sustainability of journalism and news media (DC-Sustainability) was approved.
GFMD both contributed to and endorsed a civil society statement in response to the Christchurch Call, and also had the opportunity to meet with PM Ardern on 14 May to voice concerns and offer perspective from the media development community.
As part of our continued advocacy on media sustainability, digital markets, and business models, GFMD is co-organising a workshop at RightsCon Tunis with the U.S.-based advocacy organisation Free Press. The session will address the wider impact of the digital economy on democratic societies.