IGF 2017 Recap: Why Open Internet Matters for Democracy

IGF 2017 Recap: Why Open Internet Matters for Democracy

At the Internet Governance Forum, CIPE discusses inclusive online dialogue, disinformation, and democratic governance.

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For the past year, CIPE, NDI, and CIMA have been leading a joint initiative to identify and promote internet norms and principles essential to democratic governance. To empower citizens to know how their fundamental rights to speech, assembly, and association apply in the digital world, we crowdsourced from our partners and created a framework for internet openness, the Democratic Framework to Interpret Open Internet Principles. At the IGF, we officially launched the principles, as well as led several sessions relating to the intersection of democracy and open internet.