The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has launched a new network for those interested in Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) in library and information work.
Intellectual freedom is a fundamental human right as defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and it lies at the heart of the work of library and information services.
It is a right that is constantly being challenged across the world and in the LIS profession there is an ethical and practical responsibility to support users in discovering and using the information they need.
IFLA’s advisory committee focusing on this vital subject (FAIFE) is establishing a new email list for all those who would like to actively take part in supporting freedom of access to information and freedom of expression at a national, regional and international level.
The network is intended to support the work of the FAIFE Advisory Committee, serving as forum for exchanging information, for seeking comments and contributions to FAIFE projects, and for sharing invitations and suggestions of events where an IFLA FAIFE perspective could be helpful.