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The New Press and Media Act in Hungary

In December 2010 Hungary’s Parliament passed a law which threatens fines on media who engage in “unbalanced coverage”.   The following article written by FAIFE Chair Kai Ekholm and Tarja Svrda Ylilehto offers a detailed analysis of the situation, along with further study of the… Read More

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  • 18 February 2011
  • By: Kai Ekholm and Tarja Svärd-Ylilehto

What is the effect of WikiLeaks for Freedom of Information?

[PDF] Introduction WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization working for transparency which publishes news leaks based on their ethical, historical and political significance. WikiLeaks was founded in 2006 by Chinese dissidents, journalists and mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, South Africa… Read More

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  • 18 January 2011
  • By: Päivikki Karhula

Publishers and Librarians Promote Freedom of Expression (2002)

IFLA/IPA Joint Press Release 9 October 2002 An international group of librarians and book and journal publishers re-asserted the importance of freedom of expression for democracy, creativity and prosperity, expressing its willingness to further promote and work towards ensuring respect of this fundamental human right. Read More

  • Publications
  • 02 March 2010

Joint Statement on Freedom of Expression (2002)

Slovenčina The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the International Publishers Association (IPA) have for a long period of time promoted the right to freedom of expression in print and electronic environments. Through the joint IFLA/IPA Steering Group, both organisations… Read More

  • Publications
  • 02 March 2010

Joint IFLA/IPA statement on Freedom of Expression on the Internet (2003)

  français | Slovenčina The International Publishers’ Association (IPA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) state that access to, and expression on, the Internet and all of its resources should be consistent with the United Nations Universal Declaration of… Read More

  • Publications
  • 02 March 2010

Oslo satellite conference 2010

"WITH THE RIGHT TO READ" Oslo IFLA pre-conference on reading August 7th – 9th  2010    IFLA satellite conference on Reading for all – a question of equal access, active inclusion and advocacy for a global library, securing the right for all to access knowledge and… Read More

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  • 21 July 2009