Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI)
Internews, in collaboration with international
organizations Center for Democracy and Technology and OSI (Soros
Foundation), began to realize a new project called Global Internet
Policy Initiative (GIPI). The project is being realized in many
countries and directed towards creation of legislative and political
conditions for free development of Internet, advocacy of interests
of participants of Internet market.
Adequate legislative and political conditions,
including freedom for dissemination and receipt of information, free
development of Internet business, accessibility of internet for all
layers of the population are needed in order to develop Internet
network in Kazakhstan.
While supporting processes of development of
information legislation, it is necessary to note that we
substantially fall behind even other post-Soviet states in this
respect. Kazakhstan does not have full package of special laws on
informatization and regulation of this sphere of legal relations is
mainly realized on the level of sub-legal acts.
New legislation should include forms of state
support of informatization, rights of the state, organizations and
separate citizens for information massives and resources and main
parameters of forming national information infrastructure (NII).
Regulation of the Internet technology market should
be realized with consideration of subsequent inclusion of NII into
the global information infrastructure, realized by the world
community on the basis of the open information systems concept.
At the same time reform of information legislation
should be conducted openly with direct participation of civil
society institutes, including non-governmental organizations,
providers, other participants of the information technologies
market, its users, scientific institutions, occupied in the sphere
of informatization. Laws of Kazakhstan should contain universally
recognized international principles, adapted to national conditions;
correspond to international standards and modern notions of
Another objective of the GIPI project is joint
pursuit of balance of information interests of the state and
society, advancement of information culture of the population,
provision of free access to Internet, constitutional rights of
citizens for free receipt and dissemination of information.