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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
  • By: anonymous

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

Libraries and Children’s Right to Privacy: IFLA Submits Comments to OHCHR Call for Inputs

Libraries have a traditional and longstanding commitment to defending the privacy of their users. As institutions that come into contact with children and teens’ data in the course of their everyday work, libraries have developed good practices on how to keep this data private and confidential – and to help their young audiences develop the skills to stay safe and maintain their privacy online. Read More

  • News
  • 01 October 2020
  • By: anonymous