The Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) is at the heart of IFLA’s efforts to promote intellectual freedom and achieve the vital mission of supporting libraries in their role as gateways to knowledge and ideas.

It provides advice to the Governing Board on IFLA’s position and response to emerging issues in these areas.

Through its work, FAIFE raises awareness around the close link between librarianship and intellectual freedom, collects, prepares and circulates materials that help libraries and library organisations to advocate and take action to promote and defend intellectual freedom, and monitors intellectual freedom developments and issues in the library field.

It also acts as a focal point on the issue of freedom of expression, libraries and librarianship, and stimulate dialogue and collaborate with relevant international bodies, organisations and campaigns.

FAIFE has 10 members, including a chair, appointed by the Governing Board, ex officio members and expert advisors.