RDR @ RightsCon Manila 2015

The RDR team is heading to Manila for next week’s RightsCon, an annual conference “bringing together civil society, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies, and governments on the subject of the internet and human rights.” The program is full of great sessions. If you are coming be sure to join our special session, “Ranking Digital Rights: Setting Clear Standards for Companies” […]

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Pilot Study Completed, New Documents Published

Research and analysis has now been completed on the Phase 1 Pilot Study conducted in partnership with Sustainalytics, a leading independent research firm with extensive experience assessing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of global companies. The purpose of the study was to test the latest iteration of our Phase 1 methodology on 12 companies. Based on what […]

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Responding to the “Netgain” Challenge

“Netgain” is a consortium of philanthropic foundations (including several RDR funders) hoping to support good work that will make the Internet open, free, and compatible with social justice. They describe their purpose as follows: The Internet has transformed how we connect and engage with the world around us, creating challenges and opportunities in every area of contemporary […]

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How not to destroy the Internet while fighting terror

Yesterday I testified at a hearing titled The Evolution of Terrorist Propaganda: The Paris Attack and Social Media convened by the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. I am not a counter-terrorism expert but here at Ranking Digital Rights we do have a few things to say about how not to […]

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New UNESCO Report – Fostering Freedom Online: The Role of Internet Intermediaries

We are pleased to announce the release of a new report edited and co-written by several members of the Ranking Digital Rights project team and affiliated research partners, published this week by United Nations Educational, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Fostering Freedom Online: The Role of Internet Intermediaries examines in detail how legal, regulatory, and commercial […]

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