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Libraries and librarians have an important role in defending freedom of expression

After the attack against the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff we have to remind the important role of the press as well as the libraries and librarians to defend the freedom of expression.

See the statement of the ALA http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/01/ala-president-courtney-young-releases-statement-regarding-charlie-hebdo

Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance

As part of Key Initiative 1 IFLA is working on library privacy issues.

And now IFLA has become a signatory to the International Principles on the
Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance

The document spells out how existing human rights
law applies to modern digital surveillance and gives civil society
groups, industry, lawmakers and observers a benchmark for measuring
states’ surveillance practices against long-established human rights