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CNN broadcasts How To Spot Fake News infographic

This morning, CNN International picked up on IFLA’s infographic and broadcasted it in a Christiane Amanpour coverage of the Ukrainian news channel fighting fake news.

1 March 2017 | Information literacy, fake news, MIL

How Libraries Help Build a Safer Internet

Libraries have always been about giving people access to the knowledge they need to take on the world. The Internet can boost this, but only if people have the skills and confidence to be, and feel, safe online. To mark Safer Internet Day 2017, here are some examples of how libraries are helping.

7 February 2017 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Children, Internet access, Internet Safety

How To Spot Fake News - IFLA in the post-truth society

Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions in providing this.

1 February 2017 | Access to information, Information literacy, fake news, post-truth, IFLA and the information society, infographic

Presenting the IFLA Wikipedia Opportunities Papers

Over the past year, Librarians and Wikipedians have been working together to showcase the many successful collaborations between libraries and Wikipedia. Starting with the first Wikipedia #1lib1ref campaign, we developed Opportunities papers which highlight the many ways libraries and Wikipedia are already engaging to verify information and make it accessible.

17 January 2017 | Access to information, Wikipedia

Different Paths, Same Principles – Discussing Library Codes of Ethics

The work of libraries in providing access to knowledge is not a simple one. As well as much discussed constraints linked to levels of funding, staffing and copyright laws, librarians and library workers must also solve questions where fundamental rights and principles come into play. At recent events, FAIFE Chair Martyn Wade has shared IFLA's work on ethics and freedom of expression.

23 December 2016 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Freedom of expression, Croatia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Professional ethics, Code of Ethics

Internet Governance Forum 2016 Library Diary: Day 4

The last day of IGF 2016 combined the advocating for public access with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. IFLA's three leaders give a first-hand account of their IGF experience.

16 December 2016 | WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), Access to information, IGF, igf2016, Public Access, Internet governance, 2030 Agenda

Internet Governance Forum 2016 Library Diary: Day 3

Internet Governance Forum 2016 On the third day of the Internet Governance Forum the IFLA delegates participated in sessions about the right to be forgotten, mass surveillance, and human rights.

16 December 2016 | WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), Access to information, IGF, igf2016, Public Access, Internet governance, RTBF

Access to Public Legal Information at Risk without Government Action: New IFLA Statement

Access to public legal information is essential if citizens are to understand, engage in, and influence how the decisions that affect them are made. With governments increasingly moving to digital-only provision of laws, regulations and standards, making sure that these are free, trustworthy, and preserved for the future is vital. A new IFLA Statement makes recommendations to this end.

14 December 2016 | Law Libraries, Access to information, Digital preservation, Digital resources, Law

Internet Governance Forum 2016 Library Diary: Day 2

This was the day for our main session for the Dynamic Coalition for Public Access in Libraries, co-organized by IFLA and EIFL. People from different sectors came to talk about how to ensure public access to the Internet, including Vint Cerf from Google and Carolina Rossini from Facebook. In the auditorium we also had people from Wikipedia and from the Internet tech and policy community, and we discussed participation in national and regional forums.

9 December 2016 | WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), Access to information, Internet governance, igf2016, IGF, Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries, Public Access, dc-pal

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