Internet freedom

Policy report

1 Oct 2019
25

How to address competition concerns associated with online platforms has become a pressing policy question around the world. This paper outlines some general principles for a new regulatory framework.

Report

Artisanal, community-reliant, and industrial approaches
14 Nov 2018
34

This report provides fresh insights for those developing content moderation policy and regulation by illustrating how leading companies’ missions, business models, and team sizes influence their approaches. Along the way, the report teases out the emergent challenges and tensions these actors face in balancing context...

Report

The rise of digital authoritarianism
31 Oct 2018
20

Governments around the world are tightening control over citizens’ data and using claims of “fake news” to suppress dissent and erode trust in the internet, as well as the foundations of democracy, according to this report.

Discussion paper

26 Jun 2018
170

This discussion paper is the starting point of two reviews inviting stakeholders and interested parties to provide their views about the Online Safety Act and the Online Content Scheme in Schedules 5 and 7 to the BSA, which regulates the internet industry and content services...

Report

Silencing the messenger: communication apps under pressure
14 Nov 2016
34

Internet freedom has declined for the sixth consecutive year, with more governments than ever before targeting social media and communication apps as a means of halting the rapid dissemination of information, particularly during antigovernment protests.

Report

1 Nov 2015
64

Executive summary

This report reflects the work of the Freedom Online Coalition’s Working Group 3 “Privacy and Transparency Online”, carried out between August 2014 and May 2015. The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) is a partnership of 28 governments, working to advance Internet freedom...

Report

28 Oct 2015
114

Freedom on the Net 2015 finds internet freedom around the world in decline for a fifth consecutive year as more governments censored information of public interest while also expanding surveillance and cracking down on privacy tools.

Content removals increased: Authorities in 42 of the...

Report

19 Jan 2015
60

"Fostering Freedom Online: the Role of Internet Intermediaries” is the third title in the UNESCO Internet freedom series. With the rise of Internet intermediaries that play a mediating role on the internet between authors of content and audiences, UNESCO took a joint initiative, with the...

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