Christiane Amanpour named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression

29 April 2015 – The United Nations agency mandated to promote and protect press freedom worldwide has named renowned journalist and CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour its … [Read more...]

American Library Association releases State of America’s Libraries Report 2015

>>See the full report. In 2014, the Office for Intellectual Freedom received 311 reports regarding attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves. … [Read more...]

PEN Canada announces the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

>>From the PEN Canada website The PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize is given annually to an individual or institution in Canada who has demonstrated courage and integrity in the interest of freedom … [Read more...]

CLA announces 2015 winner of the Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada

>>From the Canadian Library Association (OTTAWA) February 10, 2015. The Canadian Library Association is delighted to announce that Brian Campbell has been chosen as winner of the 2015 Award … [Read more...]

Author Ron Brown wins 2015 TWUC Freedom to Read Award

– Free speech advocate who founded the award becomes its 16th recipient – >>From The Writers' Union of Canada Toronto – February 9, 2015 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is extremely … [Read more...]

Announcing 31st annual Freedom to Read Week

Toronto, January 21, 2015 — The Book and Periodical Council and its Freedom of Expression Committee are pleased to announce the 31st annual Freedom to Read Week in Canada. A national celebration of … [Read more...]

Prof. Alasdair Roberts wins 2014 Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award

>> From CNW Group GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Professor Alasdair Roberts, a leading researcher in the field of access to information,has won the 2014 Grace-Pépin Access to Information … [Read more...]

2014 Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay

>>From the official website of the Nobel Prize The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their … [Read more...]

CLA releases results of eighth annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies

>>From the Canadian Library Association (Ottawa, September 15, 2014) - The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its eighth annual … [Read more...]

Freedom to Read Week Celebrates 30 Years of Challenging Censorship

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF CHALLENGING CENSORSHIP Events throughout Toronto put censorship and surveillance in the spotlight Toronto, January 29, 2014 ---- The Book and Periodical … [Read more...]