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Internet for People: IFLA signs onto joint letter to G20 Presidency

IFLA has added its name to a letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina and host of the G20 – a gathering of the governments of the world’s biggest economies. The letter sets out a number of areas where policy-makers should act to ensure the Internet works, first and foremost, for its users. Read More

  • News
  • 17 June 2018
  • By: anonymous

Colloquium on Fake News and Disinformation Online

The European Union is looking to establish what sort of response, if any, should be made to the phenomenon of 'fake news' on the Internet. With some countries having decided to introduce efforts to ban it (with a high possibility of unintended consequences), the need to make the case… Read More

  • Events
  • 21 February 2018

Library History SIG at IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur

Library History SIG at IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur Session Theme: Transform Libraries. Transform Societies: Library outreach to marginalized populations: historical perspectives. The SIG has received a wonderful selection of abstracts for its session at IFLA 2018 and now has to make the difficult… Read More

  • News
  • 06 February 2018
  • By: Dr Kerry Smith

Emptying Libraries Weakens Democracy – IFLA Statement on the Destruction of Library Books in Turkey

IFLA is deeply concerned by the announcement of the destruction of 140 000 books held by public-controlled libraries in Turkey. As established in IFLA’s Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom, decisions on the selection and availability of library materials and services should be governed by professional considerations and not by political, moral and religious views. Such broad and indiscriminate withdrawals of books from libraries risks challenging the principle that the right of freedom of access to information should be guaranteed in all but the most extreme circumstances. Read More

  • News
  • 09 December 2017
  • By: anonymous

Bring the Persecution of Librarians to an End: IFLA President Donna Scheeder on the Judgement in the Case of Natalya Sharina

Ever since her arrest in October 2015, IFLA has followed closely the case of Natalya Sharina, the former librarian of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow. Following the judgement in her case, IFLA President Natalya Sharina has made a statement, expressing IFLA's disappointment in the result, and calling for the end to the banning of books and persecution of librarians worldwide. Read More

  • News
  • 13 June 2017
  • By: anonymous