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Media and Information Literacy as a Reponse to Disinformation

IFLA has responded to a call for inputs, issued by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, about the human rights impacts of measures against disinformation.

23 Février 2021 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Human rights, Information literacy, Media literacy, OHCHR

IFLA Deeply Concerned by Reports of Restrictions on Access to Information in Myanmar

Following reports of internet shutdowns and other restrictions on access to information in Myanmar, IFLA's President and Secretary General have issued the below statement.

9 Février 2021 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Myanmar

Access to information at the heart of the right to development

IFLA has responded to a consultation by the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development, highlighting the value of a focus on access to information as a driver of success in the Sustainable Development Goals.

2 Février 2021 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Development, Right to Development, sustainable development goals

Human Rights, Internet Governance and the Global Library Field in 2021: A Look Ahead

The past year saw important developments in both the human rights and internet governance fields, with consequences for the work of libraries around the world. We look ahead to how IFLA plans to engage in the human rights and internet governance fields in 2021 – and how you can get involved!

25 Janvier 2021 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion, Human rights, Internet governance

Understanding Infodiversity: An Interview

A commitment to promoting access to information is a unifying factor across the global library field. In a changing information space, we interviewed Jonathan Hernández-Pérez to find out more about the concept of infodiversity and how it can help understand trends and developments.

12 Janvier 2021

Making the Decisions that Matter Better: IFLA Releases Statement on Open and Good Governance

IFLA has published a new statement on the role of library and information services in improving the way societies are governed, both through optimal decision-making within government, and effective scrutiny and engagement by parliaments and wider populations.

5 Janvier 2021 | Access to information, Open government, Government libraries, Library and Research Services for Parliaments

A Constant Goal in a Changing Landscape: IFLA Launches Survey on Intellectual Freedom

To mark Human Rights Day 2020, IFLA has opened a survey seeking views on intellectual freedom developments in recent years, their impact on libraries, and potential revisions to IFLA’s Statement on the subject.

10 Décembre 2020 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Human rights, Intellectual freedom

Internet Governance Forum 2020: Takeaway Messages for Libraries

The 2020 IGF – the first to take place in a fully virtual format – has drawn to a close. With over 250 online sessions, many issues that were raised are relevant for the global library sector.

19 Novembre 2020 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion

IGF 2020 Update: Wrapping Up Week 1, and a Look Ahead

The 2020 Internet Governance Forum – the first one to take place fully online – has just wrapped up its first week. Here is a quick look back at some relevant discussions – and engagement ideas for the coming days!

6 Novembre 2020 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, IGF

A Look Ahead to the 2020 Internet Governance Forum

Between 2 and 17 November, the first fully-virtual Internet Governance Forum will bring together stakeholders from around the globe. IFLA continues to engage – and encourages libraries to take part in – discussions on how the internet works and should be governed in many areas that impact the library field. From digital inclusion to privacy, access to content, accessibility, digital skills and beyond – there are many relevant discussions worth engaging in.

2 Novembre 2020 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Digitisation, Freedom of expression, Internet access, Internet governance, Internet Governance Forum, IGF

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