The Open Internet Principles have been primarily designed for citizens and civil society organizations in fragile and emerging democracies, who are new to the digital rights space, are beginning to engage more regularly online, and who may be more likely to encounter deliberate internet disruptions as a result of government interference.
The purpose of this public consultation is to incorporate input from all interested stakeholders engaged in protecting and promoting an open and democratic internet. These principles are a grassroots effort to frame the 10 Internet Rights and Principles from a democratic lens to empower and improve the digital rights literacy of activists and civil society organizations in the Global South.
We’d love your feedback as we continue to refine the Open Internet Principles. In particular, please consider:
Accuracy: Do the definitions make sense? Is the language used to describe each Principle inaccurate or incomplete in any way?
Examples: Are the examples given in each section clear? Are there other types of examples we should include that would better illustrate the Principle?
Resources: If you know of a good reference document that applies to one (or more) of the Principles, please include a link!
The public comment period will be open through October 31, 2017.