Everything tagged: Intellectual freedom
The brief highlights the responsibility of libraries support intellectual freedom and safeguard free expression while acknowleding that these conversations may have negative impacts on relationships with communities served by libraries.
News July 30, 2021
Restoring the exemption for end-user content brings Bill C-10 in line with other relevant legislation and provides assurance that Canadians’ freedom of expression will not be abridged through CRTC regulation.
News May 5, 2021
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.
News December 10, 2020
The purpose of the survey is to gather data about the nature and outcomes of challenges to intellectual freedom initiated in publicly funded Canadian libraries (e.g., public, school, post-secondary, and government).
News December 7, 2020
Submission Deadline: 1 March 2021
News December 4, 2020
National Library Associations Speak Out on Tech Industry Censorship and Access to Government Information
Over the last two weeks, Canada’s national voices for the library community issued statements on access to government information and censorship by the tech industry.
News October 4, 2020
Initiated by the Canadian Library Association in 2006, the Intellectual Freedom Challenges Survey gathers information about the nature and outcome of challenges experienced in each calendar year by publicly-funded libraries across Canada to their materials and policies.
Blog September 27, 2020
In a research report released today, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting argues that “in the eyes of Canadian law, social media companies like Facebook and YouTube are arguably publishers, opening the platforms to legal liability for user-generated content.”
News September 21, 2020
The Library of Parliament has released a number of research publications on topics of interest to the library and IM community, including: Privacy, Freedom of Expression
News April 30, 2020
For three days this April, Canada’s library communities are coming together Where the Rivers Meet—in Winnipeg, Manitoba—for local, provincial, and national conversations on topics that shape and challenge the profession.
News March 9, 2020