MCPL breaks down an intellectual freedom barrier by offering tools and programs to make it easier for local authors to successfully self-publish.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has boycotted a local bookstore, bringing intellectual freedom and censorship discussions to light.
Gawker.com announced their bankruptcy. While this was celebrated by many, the reasons for their dissolution are worth understanding.
“Alabama Story” follows the true story of one librarian’s fight to defend a children’s book in the 1950s.
Award-winning poet Dunya Mikhail — who has written during wars in Iraq and the United States — shares her thoughts on restricted writing.
Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story From Afghanistan by Jeanette Winters
This true story, told from the grandmother’s point of view, shows a terrible life for young Nasreen.
Violating Blogspot’s terms of service led to shutting down an artist’s blog with no notice. Many are crying censorship. Is there any sort of recourse when a company owns the platform that’s being used?
Earlier this month, Blogspot suspended artist and writer Dennis Cooper’s blog that he had maintained for the last 14 years with no notice. Cooper has hired a lawyer and made several complaints to Google. The compaints have gone unanswered. The blog remains removed.
By: Ken Sawdon I was surprised to see many people over the internet excited about the UN Human Right’s Council’s resolution to, among other things, denounce intentional internet blackouts a […]
For those of us in the Intellectual Freedom community, it’s easy to take the rattle of pitchforks at the gate as broad popular sentiment. But the truth is, the data prove, most Americans actually believe in, actually value, free speech. They just tend not to be so noisy about it.
“When we quietly censor books that deal with tough issues like heroin addiction or books like Alex Gino’s GEORGE, which is a wonderful story about a transgender fourth grader, we are hurting kids. Because no matter where we teach, we have students who are living these stories. When we say, “This book is inappropriate,” we’re telling those children, “Your situation…your family…your life is inappropriate.” This is harmful. It directly hurts children. And that’s not what we do.”