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Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights 26 (SCCR26)

The 26th meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) will have in depth discussions on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, limitations and exceptions for educational and research institutions and for persons with other disabilities, as well as a discussion on the… Read More

  • Events
  • 31 October 2013

Intellectual Freedom across the Globe

A series of three webinars exploring the following topics: Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga, and Libraries, Religion, Free Expression, and Libraries, and Access to Health Information and Education in the Developing World Read More

  • Events
  • 24 October 2011

Library Advocacy: Sharing and Learning from National and International Experiences

This one-day conference—aimed at library and information professionals in all sectors and at all levels—focuses on providing tools and sharing expertise for library advocacy in the current financial climate, while providing excellent peer networking opportunities. The programme looks at the benefits of advocating for the value of libraries… Read More

  • Events
  • 08 April 2011

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

  • Publications
  • 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

  • Publications
  • 18 January 2011
  • By: Päivikki Karhula