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The Need for Libraries has Never Been Greater: IFLA Speaks at Major Information Literacy Conference

At a time of concern about the future of the Internet, there has never been a greater need both for information literacy, and for librarians as information literacy specialists. Speaking at the European Conference on Information Literacy, IFLA underlined the importance of what libraries are doing, and the need to ensure key decision-makers understand this.

20 September 2017 | Information Literacy, Information literacy, France, Media and Information Literacy (MIL)

Keep It On: IFLA calls for an end to Internet Shutdowns

The Internet provides opportunities for finding, sharing and creating knowledge that were unimaginable a generation ago. It allows for more effective delivery of the human right of access to information than ever before, as well as letting families, friends, colleagues and research collaborators connect.

22 August 2017 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Development, IFLA WLIC 2017, Internet access, Internet censorship

Real Solutions to Fake News: How Libraries Help

Freedoms of access to information and expression online are at risk. The spread of deliberately misleading information risks undermining confidence in the Internet, while heavy-handed reactions from authorities and platforms limit fundamental human rights.

20 August 2017 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Development, Access to information, IFLA and the information society, Information Literacy, fake news, post-truth, infographic

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 August 2017 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Internet access, Latin America and the Caribbean

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