Open Internet for Democracy

Open Internet for Democracy

Our Belief: An open and accessible Internet is fundamental to the success of democratic societies worldwide.

Our Goal: Build a network of open Internet advocates who champion the democratic values and principles that should guide the future development of the Internet.

Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Read the Principles on a Democratic Framework for an Open Internet

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) are facilitating an initiative to identify and promote internet norms and principles essential to democratic governance. Success requires the diverse voices of a wide range of local and multinational organizations, including political and human rights groups, citizen activists, media representatives, civil society organizations, and members of the private sector. 

Read the Principles!

Watch the IGF Panel on Threats to Democratic Processes Online - 12/21/17

The Internet Governance Forum is taking place this year in Geneva, Switzerland from December 17th - 21st. Watch the CIPE, CIMA, and NDI organized panel, "The Distributed Denial of Democracy: Threats to Democratic Processes Online" taking place on Thursday, December 21st at 10:40 am (CET). Those not attending the event in person can register as an online participant, which allows users to view panels in real-time, as well as pose questions and comments to the panelists. 

New Case Studies Highlight Civil Society Responses to Internet Threats

CIMA's new digital report, Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom, provides on the ground examples of groups that have successfully fought for policies and norms that strengthen Internet freedom and digital rights.