"Intellectual Freedom in the Information Society, Libraries & the Internet"

The Report focuses on libraries and the Internet based on completed questionnaires from 88 countries representing all regions of the world. It discusses the digital divide, filtering and blocking of information, user privacy, financial barriers, intellectual freedom, and codes of ethics. The analysis and conclusions of the report address differences region by region and discuss the challenge of the information society with regards to the information haves and the information have nots. Finally, this year’s report addresses any reported incidents/violations of freedom of access to information in the individual countries.

World Report 2003 [PDF]
Media release  (Deutsch)