Archives for 2013

Canadian Library Association Releases Report on Challenged Materials

The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its seventh annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2012. The survey is meant to reflect the books, magazines, DVD’s, etc. that were challenged in Canadian Libraries over the past year. To see a press release regarding the results, […]

The Citizen Lab wins the 2013 CLA Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award

The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, has been chosen as winner of the 2013 CLA Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award for its commitment to research, advocacy, and activism in national and global abuses of cyber technology and […]

Canada’s Writers Honour Children’s Book Publisher, Patsy Aldana

Via the Writers’ Union of Canada. Freedom to Read Award Given for Courageous Publishing. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) recognizes the courageous work of children’s book publisher, Patsy Aldana, with its Freedom to Read Award for 2013. As head of Groundwood Books from 1978 to 2012, Ms Aldana produced beautiful, cutting-edge books for young readers. “Patsy […]

Censorship, Uncovered. Toronto Freedom to Read Week Events

Toronto Writers, Storytellers, Activists Celebrate Our Freedom to Read. The Book and Periodical Council is delighted to announce the lineup of Toronto events for the 29th annual Freedom to Read Week (Feb. 24 to March 2, 2013). Events include CENSORED, a headline event presented in partnership with Toronto’s monthly storytelling collective the Raconteurs (raconteurs.ca); University […]

Announcing 29th Annual Freedom to Read Week

Events across Canada Support Freedom of Expression, Challenge Censorship Via the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee The Book and Periodical Council and Freedom of Expression Committee  are pleased to announce the 29th annual Freedom to Read Week, with events taking place in libraries, schools and arts venues across Canada from February 24 to March […]

Freedom to Read Week is just over a month away!

Can it be true? Freedom to Read Week is just over a month away! We have tons of updates for you on upcoming events and ways that you can get involved with FTRW 2013. We’d love your help! We’ve already started shipping the FTRW 2013 posters, and our kits should be on their way soon, […]

PEN Canada Presents the Torture Report: Larry Siems on the Bush Administration’s Torture Policy

What do U.S government documents say about torture under the Bush Administration? In partnership with Ryerson University, PEN Canada invites Larry Siems from PEN American Center to speak about what emerged from his review of more than 140,000 government documents relating to detainee abuse during the “global war on terror,” brought to light by Freedom […]