PROTECTING AND ADVANCING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
AND PRIVACY IN THE ICT SECTOR
GNI has announced an exciting transition in organizational leadership. Judith Lichtenberg, who has served admirably as Executive Director since 2015, will move on from her role as of the end of June. The Board unanimously appointed Jason Pielemeier, who previously served as GNI’s Deputy Director and Policy Director, as its new Executive Director
“Jason is a globally recognized expert on the issues at the core of GNI’s mission, including freedom of expression, privacy rights, and the business and human rights landscape,” said Agustina Del Campo, GNI Board Vice Chair. “He has demonstrated tremendous leadership during his five years with GNI. His familiarity with the organization and with the challenges facing members will enable him to help GNI reach new heights. We look forward to seeing where Jason can take the organization.” Read more in the announcement.
GNI helps companies respect freedom of expression and privacy rights when faced with government pressure to hand over user data, remove content, or restrict communications.
We are a growing alliance of Internet and telecom-munications companies, human rights and press freedom groups, investors, and academic institutions from around the world.
From advancing accountability to advocating for laws and policies that protect free expression and privacy rights worldwide, our members are working together to get results.
“7amleh has demonstrated an ability to advocate for digital rights in complex situations,” said Jason Pielemeier, GNI’s Executive Director. “We look forward to integrating their insight and perspective into our collective work in support of freedom of expression and privacy.”
GNI issued a statement outlining a series of concerns regarding the impacts of the EU's sanctions on Russian broadcasters on freedom of expression. GNI recognizes the legitimate concerns about the Russian government's efforts to spread disinformation and propaganda regarding its unwarranted invasion of Ukraine, and the EU's right to respond to these threats. In sharing and publishing this statement, GNI seeks to highlight where the EU's current approach can be amended to ensure harms to freedom of expression are mitigated.