The World Report 2005

"Libraries, National Security, Freedom of Information Laws and Social Responsibilities"

The IFLA/FAIFE World Report 2005 is an extensive 406-page document that updates and expands upon previous World Reports in 2001 and 2005. The 2005 report
focuses on National Security, Freedom of Information Laws and Social Responsibilities, and is based on completed questionnaires from 84 countries representing all regions of the world.

The main findings of the 2005 World Report are that the state of intellectual freedom in many parts of the world remains fragile, and that libraries are striving to do their best to provide access to information to their users, even if this is extremely problematic in some countries.

World Report 2005 [PDF]
Media release

FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Freedom of information, Freedom of expression, Access to knowledge, Access to information, IFLA World Report

Last update: 5 October 2012