By the civil society coalition on Information and Democracy

The Initiative on Information and Democracy, which aims at implementing democratic safeguards in the information and communication space, is vital for online human rights and for the future of democratic public deliberation. 

We, organizations committed to defending the exercise of freedom of expression and opinion, both online and offline, have decided to participate in this process to put forward civil society proposals. We act independently of the interests of private companies and political powers.

The Forum on Information and Democracy makes policy recommendations based on contributions from experts, researchers, intellectuals, and organizations around the world. In the future, we intend to play a role in defining and implementing them. 

The success of our endeavor lies in this fine balance between the role of states in adopting and enforcing democratic norms, and the role of civil society in contributing with ideas and external analysis. 

On the occasion of the first Summit for Information and Democracy, we call on the signatory states to work with the Forum on Information and Democracy and our civil society coalition in implementing policy recommendations.

List of signatories:

Africa Freedom of Information Centre

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

CyberPeace Institute 


Defend Democracy 

Derechos Digitales 

Digimar Institute

Espacio Público 

Free Media Movement – Sri Lanka

Freedom House 

Freedom of Information Center 

Fundación Ciudadanía Inteligente 

Fundación Ciudadanía y Desarrollo

Fundación Karisma 

Global Disinformation Index 

Global Forum for Media Development 

Global Partners Digital 

Globe International Center  

Gulf Centre for Human Rights 

Internet lab 




Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka 



National Union of Journalists of Philippines 

New Narratives 

PEN International  

Ranking Digital Rights 

Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales 

Samir Kassir Foundation

World Movement for Democracy

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