Global Network Initiative
Relationship to Gamergate
David Sullivan, formerly the Global Network Initiative's first director of policy and communications, denounced "gamergate trolls" for opposing the report "Cyber Violence Against Women and Girls" by the Working Group on Gender of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Sullivan praised the Association for Progressive Communications, which promoted the term Cyber Violence, and denied that the Internet Governance Forum would become a threat to online speech.
Gamergate reactions to this report:
Board as of 2016:
- Mark Stephens - senior member of Howard Kennedy LLP of London
- Pablo Chavez - VP of Global Public Policy, LinkedIn
- Lewis Segall - Senior Counsel (Global Ethics and Compliance), Google
- Steve Crown - VP and Deputy Counsel, Microsoft
- Nicole Karlebach - Senior Legal Counsel, Yahoo
- Matt Perault - Head of Global Policy Development, LinkedIn
- Arvind Ganeson - director of Human Rights Watch's Business and Human Rights Division.
- Gregory Nojeim - has worked for Center for Democracy and Technology, American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, Lawfare blog
- Robert Mahoney - executive director of Committee to Protect Journalists
- Jodie Ginsberg - Chief Executive of Index on Censorship
- Bennett Freeman - Secretary. SVP, Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments. Chair of Global Witness advisory board.
- Sara Nordbrand - Head of Sustainability at the Church of Sweden. She is on the Board of Directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists and director of the Ranking Digital Rights project at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute.
- Vivek Krishnamurthy - Counsel in the Boston office of Foley Hoag LLP and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.
- Arturo Carrillo - Professor of Law, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and Co-Director of the Global Internet Freedom & Human Rights Project at The George Washington University Law School.
- Judith Lichtenberg - Executive director. Former Head of Regulatory Affairs & Digital Rights at Vodafone Netherlands in Amsterdam,
Others of note:
- John Palfrey
- Susan Morgan - former executive director
Participant list as of 2017: 
- Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
- BMO Global Asset Management
- Bolo Bhi - means "speak up" in Urdu
- Boston Common Asset Management - "an investment manager and a leader in global sustainability initiatives"
- BT (Observer)
- Calvert Group - Calvert Investments, a UNIFI company, "sustainability research analysts"
- Center for Democracy & Technology
- Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi
- Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore
- Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión (CELE)
- Change.org (observer)
- Christine Bader, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University (personal capacity)
- Church of Sweden - "The Church of Sweden holds investments of around $760 million that are managed according to principles of responsible investment"
- Committee to Protect Journalists
- Deirdre Mulligan, U.C. Berkeley School of Information
- Derechos Digitales
- Domini Impact Investments - previously Domini Social Investments
- Eileen Donahoe, Stanford University (personal capacity)
- EIRIS Conflict Risk Network
- Ernest Wilson, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California (personal capacity)
- Evelyn Aswad, University of Oklahoma College of Law (personal capacity)
- Folksam - a Swedish insurance company
- Fundación Karisma
- George Washington University Law School
- Global Partners Digital
- Human Rights First
- Human Rights Watch
- Index on Censorship
- Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety
- International Media Support
- Jennifer Daskal, American University (personal capacity)
- K.S. Park, Korea University Law School (personal capacity)
- Meg Roggensack, Georgetown University (personal capacity)
- Nexa Center for Internet & Society
- Open Technology Institute
- Paradigm Initiative
- PEN American Center
- Philip N. Howard (personal capacity) - professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington and in the School of Public Policy at the Central European University.
- Procera Networks - "delivers Internet Intelligence solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection technology"
- Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation (personal capacity)
- Research Center for Information Law, University of St. Gallen
- Richard Danbury (personal capacity)
- Telenor Group
- Telia Company
- Trillium Asset Management
- University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute
- Vodafone Group
Organizations removed from prior years' lists:
- Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión, Palermo
- Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU Stern School of Business
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- F&C Asset Management - Foreign and Colonial Asset Management, based in London, owned by Netherlands insurance company Eureko, acquired by the Bank of Montreal in 2014.
- Human Rights in China
- Walden Asset Management
- World Press Freedom Committee
- University of California, Berkeley School of Information
GNI was founded in 2008. Larry Downes reported on GNI as of 2011: 
- Google, Yahoo and Microsoft were its charter corporate participants. But it has failed since then to sign up even one additional high-tech company. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary's Subcommittee on Human Rights and a long-time supporter of the group, has written repeatedly to the CEOs of the two companies [ Facebook and Twitter ] (and others) demanding that they sign on to the self-regulating GNI or face the alternative of government intervention in their dealings with certain countries.
The founding of GNI followed Durbin's call for "a voluntary code of conduct governing companies' operations in countries where internet freedom is restricted."
- David Sullivan, #GamerGate vs the United Nations, October 13, 2015, http://www.undispatch.com/gamergate-vs-the-united-nations/ https://archive.is/wBRnS
- Participants, Global Network Initiative, archived 21 Dec 2017 00:12:34 UTC http://www.globalnetworkinitiative.org/participants/index.php https://archive.is/yeZYD
- Larry Downes, Why No One Will Join The Global Network Initiative, Forbes, March 30 2011, https://web.archive.org/web/20140626235727/http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydownes/2011/03/30/why-no-one-will-join-the-global-network-initiative https://archive.is/h1zH6
- Dick Durbin, Durbin Statement of Final Approval of Long-Awaited Internet Code of Conduct, October 28 2008, https://web.archive.org/web/20090130002155/http://durbin.senate.gov/showRelease.cfm?releaseId=304621