OpenMedia is an award-winning community-based organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open Internet. We work toward informed and participatory digital policy by engaging hundreds of thousands of people in protecting our online rights.
Who we are
What we do
OpenMedia is an award-winning community-based organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open Internet. We work toward informed and participatory digital policy by engaging hundreds of thousands of people in protecting our online rights. We’re known for co-ordinating Stop The Meter, the largest online campaign in Canadian history, involving over half-a-million people. We’ve proven that the pro-Internet community can come together and make change.
Our campaigns are citizen-driven, and our small team relies on grassroots donations to make our work possible. Support us at http://openmedia.ca/donate.
OpenMedia engages, educates, and empowers people to safeguard the open and affordable Internet through our citizen-driven campaigns.
We bring citizen voices to government:
- Appearing at regulatory proceedings, trade negotiations, and other forums for policymaking on behalf of citizens.
- Meeting with politicians to push for more citizen-centered policies.
- Creating tools that allow citizens to communicate directly with their MPs and other decision-makers.
We develop informed, in-depth research that shapes policy such as:
- Casting an Open Net, our comprehensive report on citizen-centered digital policy.
- Time for An Upgrade, our plan to level the playing field and increase choice in the cell phone market.
- Policy submissions to government processes, created in collaboration with our community of experts.
We support transparent and participatory processes for making Internet policy based on five basic principles set out in the Declaration of Internet Freedom:
Expression: Don't censor the Internet.
Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks.
Openness: Keep the internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create, and innovate.
Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users' actions.
Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to control how their data and devices are used.