Some links

January 30, 2010

Some links and references on freedom of speech, from various sources:


  • Internet Censorship Report
    Canadian Committee to Protect Journalists, April 1998


  • Prior Censorship in the American Convention on Human Rights
    Ariel Dulitzky, CEJIL
  • Freedom of Expression on Trial:
    Caselaw under European Convention on human rights

    Sally Burnheim
    MA Program
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
  • Private Censorship/Perfect Choice Speech and Regulation on the Net
    Yale Conference papers

    Int’l Resolutions

  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
    Resolution by the UN Commission on Human Rights, April 1998


  • Free Expression/Free Information Archives
  • Free Speech
    from the Electronic Privacy Information Center
    Info on efforts to censor speech on line & US Court decisions on freedom of speech
  • Freedom Forum
    International foundation dedicated to free speech and a free press
  • Project Censored
    Information about issues that should have received news coverage but didn’t
  • Freedom of Information Center
  • Digital Freedom Network
    Publishes banned articles and information online

    Freedom of Speech NGO’s

  • Organizations that Work for Freedom of Expresion – members of IFEXInternational
  • Article 19
  • Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
  • Committee to Protect Journalists – Great database.
  • Index on Censorship
  • Inter American Press Association
  • International Federation of Journalists
  • The International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)
  • PEN
  • Reporters Sans FrontieresRegional/National
  • Hong Kong Journalists Association
  • Network for the Defence of Independent Media in Africa (NDIMA) – Pan African NGO
  • Independent Journalism Centre – Nigeria
  • Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) – Namibia
  • Freedom of Expression Institute – South Africa
  • Source: 

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    • Freedom Forum. A nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press and free speech focusing on three main priorities: the Newseum, First Amendment freedoms and newsroom diversity.
    • Freedom to Read Foundation. Established to promote and defend the first amendment; to foster libraries and institutions wherein every individual’s First Amendment freedoms are fulfilled; and to support the right of libraries to include in their collections and make available any work which they may legally acquire.
    • American Library Association. The ALA actively defends the right of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.
    • National Coalition Against Censorship. An alliance of over 40 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups dedicated to creating climate hospitable to First Amendment freedoms in the broader community.
    • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. An organization dedicated to providing free legal help to journalists and news organizations.
    • Feminists for Free Expression. A group dedicated to presenting the “feminist” arguments against censorship and pornography.


    Other Resources

    • Banned Books. Based at Carnegie Mellon, this on-line exhibit provides links to books banned in libraries and schools across the country, but available on the Internet in electronic form.
    • Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement Page. Materials documenting the history of the free speech movvement, including videos and documentaries.



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