Network Neutrality is an appealing and multifaceted expression which encompasses several areas and may give rise to misinterpretations. At its core, the notion of network-neutrality determines the extent to which Internet traffic management practices may be regarded as legitimate, insofar as they do not restrict end-users’ access to content, applications and services in a discriminatory fashion and can deemed as consistent with the full enjoyment of human-rights.
In view of the confusion surrounding the various ways to approach this multi-faceted topic, it is today important to address the question of network neutrality through a multi-stakeholder approach. The purpose of this Dynamic Coalition is, therefore, to provide a discussion arena aimed at scrutinising the various nuances of the network-neutrality debate so as to ultimately contribute to the elaboration of best practices, policies and regulations. To do so, the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality will provide a common platform involving a large variety of stakeholders in a joint analysis of the Network Neutrality debate. Beyond the website (http://networkneutrality.info) which will provide the basic information on the work done by the dynamic coalition (e.g. articles, publications or blog posts drafted by individual members of the coalition), the official mailing list of the coalition (https://mailman.edri.org/postorius/lists/nncoalition.mailman.edri.org/) will allow all members to discuss these issues in an open and interactive fashion.
The goal of the Dynamic Coalition will be to educate, inform and disseminate information on current trends and policy developments with regard to network neutrality. To this end, an annual report will be produced to provide an overview on Net Neutrality tendencies, policies and draft legislations. This report will encompass a selection of articles and analyses on network neutrality and will be presented and discussed, during the meeting of the Dynamic Coalition.
Ultimately, the dynamic coalition will attempt to elaborate a “model framework” on network neutrality, which can be deemed as consistent with international human rights standards.
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- DCNN Annual Report 2021
- DCNN Annual Report 2020
- The value of Internet Openness in Times of Crisis
- IGF 2018 DCNN Session Report
- DCNN RightsCon 2018 Meeting Report
- IGF 2017 DCNN Session Report
- The IGF 2017 Outcome “Zero Rating Map” can be accessed at www.zerorating.info
- IGF 2016 DCNN Session Report
- IGF 2016 DCNN Session Description
- The IGF 2016 DCNN Outcome “Net neutrality reloaded: zero rating, specialised service, ad blocking and traffic management” can be accessed here
- The IGF 2013, IGF 2014 and IGF 2015 Outcomes by DCNN have been consolidated in the “Net Neutrality Compendium”, which can be accessed on the website of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
- IGF 2015 DCNN Session Report
- The IGF 2015 DCNN Outcome Policy Statement on Net Neutrality can be accessed here
- IGF 2014 DCNN Session Report
- IGF 2013 DCNN Session Report
- The IGF 2013 DCNN Outcome Model Framework on Network Neutrality can be accessed here and is described in Chapter 8 of the Net Neutrality Compendium and in this Council of Europe Paper
Official website: Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality
The official meetings of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality will be held during the annual Internet Governance Forum.
Further events organised by the members of the Dynamic Coalition will be announced on the website and through the mailing list of the Coalition.