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Call for Articles: UNESCO Memory of the World SCEaR Newsletter Special Issue on Press Freedom and Documentary Heritage

UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day (3 May) acts as a reminder of the importance of respecting commitments to freedom of the press. It calls for reflection on how these freedoms were achieved, evaluation of the current state of press freedom around the world, and remembrance of those journalists who have lost their lives in pursuit of providing access to information. Read More

  • News
  • 07 February 2023

Libraries for Human Rights: an Interview with Ellen Tise, Chair, IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression

With the December edition of IFLA's newsletter focusing on rights, this month's interview brings together IFLA Secretary General with Ellen Tise, IFLA President 2009-2011, and currently chair of IFLA's Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression. He asked her about her perspective on how libraries fit in with wider work on human rights.  Read More

  • News
  • 01 December 2021

IFLA Input for Report on Disinformation

IFLA responded to a call for inputs about human rights impacts of measures against disinformation, issued by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Concerns over – and dialogue about… Read More

  • Publications
  • 23 February 2021

A Look Ahead to the 2020 Internet Governance Forum

Between 2 and 17 November, the first fully-virtual Internet Governance Forum will bring together stakeholders from around the globe. IFLA continues to engage – and encourages libraries to take part in – discussions on how the internet works and should be governed in many areas that impact the library field. From digital inclusion to privacy, access to content, accessibility, digital skills and beyond – there are many relevant discussions worth engaging in. Read More

  • News
  • 02 November 2020
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IFLA Submission to OHCHR Call for Inputs on Children’s Privacy

Drawing on the library sector’s experiences, IFLA has prepared a response to the call for inputs launched by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, focusing on the privacy rights of children and issues… Read More

  • Publications
  • 01 October 2020