Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee

The overall objective of IFLA/FAIFE is to raise awareness of the essential correlation between the library concept and the values of intellectual freedom. To reach this goal IFLA/FAIFE collects and disseminates documentation and aims to stimulate a dialog both within and outside the library world.

FAIFE works to protect intellectual freedom and freedom of expression. This work includes:

  • Publish reports, participate in national and international conferences and organize workshops.
  • Monitor the state of intellectual freedom within the library community world-wide and publish newsletters and online news.
  • Respond to violations of free access to information and freedom of expression and make press releases.
  • Support IFLA policy development and co-operation with other international human rights organizations.

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FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Strategic Programmes

Última actualización: 12 Enero 2017

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Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression events at the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), Wroclaw 2017

Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee at IFLA raises awareness of the essential correlation between the library concept and the values of intellectual freedom. FAIFE's events at the World Library and Information Congress are listed below. If you cannot attend the conference, live stream the events to be a part of one of the biggest annual international library and information event.

16 Agosto 2017

Libraries at the Heart of Internet Governance Discussions in Latin America

The 10th Latin America and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) took place in Panama City, on 2-4 August. LACIGF provides a space for multi-sectoral dialogue on the Internet Governance agenda for the region. IFLA was represented, highlighting how libraries can help tackle key issues facing the Internet today, from cost of access to educating Internet users about how to spot fake news.

7 Agosto 2017

Realising the Potential of Digital for Development: Not Without Libraries

As highlighted in the Development and Access to Information Report 2017, produced by IFLA in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, for access to information to be meaningful, people need skills and the right conditions. Libraries can play a unique role in delivering both, as highlighted in IFLA's submission to the latest call for examples on Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion.

1 Agosto 2017