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

Last update: 19 February 2018

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Siguiendo la adopción de un proyecto de ley en México cuyas consecuencias pueden dañar la libertad de expresión y el acceso a la información, el Secretario General de la IFLA, Gerald Leitner, pide a los tomadores de decisiones que paren el proceso hasta que reciba una evaluación de impacto y consultas adecuadas.

4 May 2018

IFLA Secretary General's Statement on the Mexican copyright reform

Following the adoption of a copyright Bill in Mexico that is likely to harm freedom of expression and freedom of access to information, IFLA Secretary General urges decisionmakers to stop the process and follow all due consultations and assessment of impact.

4 May 2018