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IGF 2020 Village Booth #39 The Open Internet for Democracy Initiative


The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) collectively administer the Open Internet for Democracy Initiative—a collaborative effort connecting individuals from private sector, civic, and media organizations across the Global South in advocating for digital rights.

This booth will share digital rights literacy resources from the initiative including the Democratic Principles for an Open Internet ( and the Open Internet Advocacy Playbook( as well as highlight the ways IGF participants can join and connect with the Open Internet for Democracy Community ( Finally, the initiative’s 2020-2021 cohort of Open Internet Leaders ( will be on-hand to discuss their experiences defending digital rights in their home countries.