Members

Today, 30 governments are part of the Freedom Online Coalition:

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Argentina

Flag of the Australia

Australia

Flag of the Austria

Austria

Flag of the Canada

Canada

Flag of the Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Flag of the The Czech Republic

The Czech Republic

Flag of the Estonia

Estonia

Flag of the Finland

Finland

Flag of the France

France

Flag of the Georgia

Georgia

Flag of the Germany

Germany

Flag of the Ghana

Ghana

Flag of the Ireland

Ireland

Flag of the Japan

Japan

Flag of the Kenya

Kenya

Flag of the Latvia

Latvia

Flag of the Lithuania

Lithuania

Flag of the The Maldives

The Maldives

Flag of the Mexico

Mexico

Flag of the Moldova

Moldova

Flag of the Mongolia

Mongolia

Flag of the The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Flag of the New Zealand

New Zealand

Flag of the Norway

Norway

Flag of the Poland

Poland

Flag of the Spain

Spain

Flag of the Sweden

Sweden

Flag of the Tunisia

Tunisia

Flag of the United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Flag of the United States of America

United States of America

FOC Members are countries committed to protecting and promoting online freedoms domestically and abroad. FOC members agree to work together through joint FOC activities and to adhere to existing FOC commitments as stated in the Coalition’s Founding Declaration; the Nairobi Terms of Reference and the Tallinn Agenda.

For more information about the Coalition and its principles, please see the FOC fact sheet.

Since its founding Conference, the FOC has grown from 15 members in 2011 to 30 today. As the most recent member, Argentina joined the Coalition in 2016.

The Chair of the Coalition rotates among member states on an annual basis. The current Chair of the Coalition is Costa Rica, who succeeded the 2014-2015 Chair – Mongolia.

 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

The Coalition is constantly expanding and open to additional countries who have demonstrated a strong commitment to human rights and Internet freedom around the globe.

Countries who wish to join the Coalition should apply to the Chair country and the founder. Expressions of interest and formal applications can also be sent to the Support Unit who will then forward it on to the current Chair. To contact the support Unit, please use the contact form or send an email to info (at) freedomonlinecoalition.com

Aspiring members’ applications are assessed based on their domestic record when it comes to respecting human rights online, the countries voting record in international fora on Internet freedom issues, and the degree to which the country takes a proactive role on furthering Internet freedom in its foreign policy. The Coalition further looks to ensure wide geographical representation.