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Bibliotheca Alexandrina
International freedom of expression
Regional freedom of expression
Libraries and library organizations:
Media organizations

International human rights
Regional human rights
Human Rights Country Reports
IGOs, governmental institutions and networks:
Legal resources

Databases and link collections

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
The Official Bibliotheca Alexandrina webpage :
Unescos Bibliotheca Alexandrina :

AUTODAFE, The Censored Library :
Banned Books Online, presented by The Online Books Page :
Banned Books Week :
Bonfire of the Liberties :
Canadian Heritage Alliance :
Classification website - Australia :
Index Librorum Prohibitorum of 1949 :
Internet Censorship Report Canadian Committee to Protect Journalists, April 1998 :

Livres Interdit Centre de Recherches sur l'Histoire du Livre au 17e siècle :
Project Censored :
The File Room :
The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000 USA :

International Freedom of Expression
Article 19 :
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression :
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) :
Digital Freedom Network :
Electronic Frontier Foundation :
Freedom Forum :
Freedom of Information Center :
Freedom of opinion and expression - United Nations High commissioner for Human Rights :
Freemuse - Freedom of Musical Expression :
Index on Censorship :
Inter American Press Association :
International Center for Journalists :
International Federation of Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) :
International Federation of Journalists :
International PEN :
International Press Institute :
Organizations that work for Freedom of Expression - members of IFEX :
Reporters Sans Frontieres :
The Blue Ribbon Campaign for Online Free Speech :

Regional Freedom of Expression
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression :
American Library Association :
American Library Association, Office for Intellectual Freedom :
Free Speech (USA) :
Freedom of Expression Institute - South Africa :
Freedom to Read Week Canada :
Glasnost Defence Foundation Russia :
Hong Kong Journalists Association :
Independent Journalism Centre - Nigeria :
Institute for war and peace reporting UK :
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) :
Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) :
Network for the Defence of Independent Media in Africa (NDIMA) :
PEN American Center :
PEN Canada :
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press - USA :

Libraries and Library Organizations
American Library Association :
BIBSYS - The Union Catalogue of Norwegian Libraries :
British Library Public Catalogue :
GABRIEL - Gateway to Europe's National Libraries :
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) :
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions / Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (IFLA/FAIFE) :
LibDex - Worldwide Index of Library Catalogues :
Libris - The Union Catalogue of Swedish Libraries :
National Library of Australia :
Nobel Institute Library Catalogue (Norway) :
Norwegian Library Association :
The Library of Congress :

Media Organizations
1world communication: Voices From the Global Village :
AMARC: - The World Association of Community Broadcasters :
European Press Network (EPN) - Freelance Journalists and Photographers :
Freedom of Expression Project (CEE) Romania :
Impunity No More - Inter American Press Association :
Inter American Press Association (IAPA) USA :
International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) USA :
International Journalists' Network (IJNet) USA :
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) :
International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP) London :
International Press Institute :
Internews USA :
Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) UK :
IPYS - Instituto Prensa y Sociedad Peru :
Journaliste En Danger (JED) D.R. Congo :
Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Namibia : :
National Writers Union USA :
Network for the Defence of Independent Media in Africa (NDIMA)Kenya :
Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Fiji Islands :
Pacific Media Watch :
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Pakistan :
Pressnet: Journalists, Journalism and Mass Media in Internet Spain :
Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) France
The Centre for War, Peace & the News Media :
The Freedom Forum USA
World Association of Newspapers (WAN) France :
World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC) USA :

International Human Rights
Amnesty International :
Derechos Human Rights :
Human & Constitunional Rights :
Human Rights Awareness :
Human Rights Interactive Network :
Human Rights Internet :
Human Rights Watch :
HURID [=The Institute for Human Rights, Intellectual Property and Development Trust] :
HURIDOCS - The Human Rights Information and Documentation Ntwork :
HURPEC - Human Rights Server :
IGC Human Rights Internet-Resources Collection :
INTERIGHTS, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights :
International Council on Human Rights :
International Federation for Human Rights :
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights :
Rights and Democracy - International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development :
The Human Rights Web :

Regional Human Rights
African Commission on Human and People's Rights :
Asian Human Rights Commission :
Australian Human Rights Centre (AustLII) :
Australian Human Rights and Civil Rights Index :
Belgrade Centre for Human Rights :
Center for Democracy and Technology :
Central and Eastern European Internet Directory for Human Rights :
Danish Institute for Human Rights :
Derechos Humanos en America Latina :
HRW, Human Rights Watch. Nepal :
Human Rights Council of Australia Inc :
Human Rights in Argentina :
Human Rights USA :
Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa :
Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University (Finland) :
Inter-American Institute of Human Rights :
Irish Centre for Human Rights :
Kurdish Human Rights Project :
Latvian Human Rights Institute :
Ligue des droits de l'Homme (France) :
Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran (MEHR IRAN) :
Moscow School of Human Rights :
Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM institute) :
Norwegian Centre for Human Rights :
Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law :
The Organization of African Unity :
Österreichisches Institut für Menschenrechte :

Human Rights Country Reports
Amnesty International Library :
Antisemitism :
FIDH Reports :
For the Record/BILAN - The UN Human Rights System and The European Human Rights System
HRW - Press Releases by Country :
Human Rights Watch :
IFLA/FAIFE World Report :
Index on Censorship
International Committee Red Cross :
United Nations Human Rights Documents :
U.S. State Department

IGOs, Governmental Institutions and Networks
Council of the European Union :
Elections Around the World :
European Court of Justice : http://
European Union :
Inter-Parliamentary Union - IPU :
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights :
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights :
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights :
Organization of African Unity :
Organization of American States :
OSCE - The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe :
The European Convention on Human Rights :
The European Parliament :
The European Union :
UNESCO - Unit for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace (FED) :
UNESCO; Universal Declaration of Human Rights :
United Nations and important links :
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights :
UNITED NATIONS System of Organizations :
Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Alphabetic listing of all translations :
VIENNA DECLARATION AND PROGRAMME OF ACTION (1993) - World Conference on Human Rights :
Web Sites on National Parliaments :

Legal Resources
Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law :
Centre for Constitutional Studies - links to constitutional resources worldwide :
Comparative Constitutional Law Links for Freedom of Expression :
European Court of Human Rights :
FindLaw :
Foreign and International Law Sources on the Internet :
Human Rights First :
International Constitutional Law (ICL) :
International Court of Justice Homepage (World Court in Hague) :
Internet Law Library :
Internet Law Library : Treaties and International Library :
Internet Legal Resource Guide :
Internet Legal Resources :
PublicLegal: The Internet Legal Resource Center :
Lawlinks (UK) :
Worldwide legal directories :

Databases and Link Collections
Action Without Borders, Inc. :
Baltic Media Centre - International Media Development :
BLDS - British Library for Development Studies :
Diana - University of Minnesota Human Rights Library :
DIANA - Women's Human Rights Resources Database :
European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation - Padua University :
Harvard Law School - Research Programs and Centers :

Human Rights Issues (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights) :
Human Rights in the OSCE Region (the Balkans, the Caucasus, Europe, Central Asia and North America) :
Human Rights Watch :
HURDOC databases (Norwegian Institute of Human Rights) :
HURIDOCS - Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International :
Library of Congress Online Catalog :
Native Web - Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the world :
Nordic Human Rights net : :
United Nations Agreements on Human Rights :
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library :

Links by region

Human Rights Websites
Afronet - African News Blog : :
Contemporary Conflicts - The Horn of Africa :
Nongovernmental Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa :

Human Rights NGOs
Africa - Human Rights :
Africa Legal Aid :
African Human Rights NGOs :

CASMAS - Coalition Against Slavery in Mauritania and Sudan :
Centre for Democracy and Development :
Media Institute of Southern Africa :
The Southern African Human Rights NGO Network :
The Washington Office on Africa :

Research Centers
African Human Rights Resource Center :
Africa Policy Information Center :
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation :

International Organizations
Welcome to :

Human Rights Documents
African Human Rights Instruments :
OAU Documents :

African News Sources :
Digital Freedom Network - Africa :
Human Rights and Governance in Africa :
Humanitarian News Updates :
Religious Human Rights in Africa :
The Case of Freedom of Expression in African and Islamic Contexts :
The Monitor

Africa Online :
Africa Online: ICG's Directory of Websites on Africa :
Africa south of the Sahara - Human Rights :
African Reparations Movement (UK) :
African Studies Internet Resources : :
Derechos Africa Links :

Index on Africa :
International Conflict Research :
Kabissa - Space for Change in Africa :

Amnesty International Reports on the Americas :
Human Rights Links :

Information Services Latin America :
Latin American Network Information Center :
Latin World :
Project for Global Democracy & Human Rights :
School of the Americas Watch :

Human Rights NGOs
Arab Commission for Human Rights :
Gay and Lesbian Arab Society :
Global Network of Arab Activists :
Human Rights Organizations in Middle Eastern countries :
Middle East Children's Alliance :
Middle East Facts :
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee :
The Arab Organization for Human Rights :
The Arab Program for Human Rights Activists :
The Kurdish Human Rights Project :

Research Centers
Center for Arab Gulf Studies - University of Exeter :
School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London :
Middle East Network Information Center :

Human Rights Reports
Amnesty International Library :
State Injustice : Unfair Trials in the Middle East and North Africa - 1998 AI Report :
The Internet in the Middle East and North Africa HRW, 1999 :

Arabic News :
MERIP - Middle East Research and Information Project :
Mid-East Realities : http://www.MiddleEast.Org/
Middle Eastern News Sources :

Al Bawaba - portal :

The Arab Network for Human Rights Information :
Middle East & Islamic Studies Collection - at Cornell :
Middle East & North Africa Links :
The Middle East North Africa Internet Resource Guide :
Search for Common Ground in the Middle East :

Human Rights Websites
General Human Rights Websites :
South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre :

Human Rights NGOs
AFAD - The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances :
Asia Human Rights NGOs :
Asian Human Rights Commission :
Human Rights in Southeast Asia :
Human Rights Organizations in Asian countries :
The Asia-Pacific Forum :

International organizations
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation :
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific :
Other International Organizations :

SAWNET - The South Asian Women NETwork :
The Journal of South Asian Women Studies :

Human Rights Reports and Articles
Links to reports on Human Rights in Asia :
Publications from the Asian Human Rights Commission :
NIASLINC - A Nordic Resource Centre for Research and Information on Asia :
The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality :

Asia Pacific: Human Rights Education List Archive :
Derechos Asia Links :
Human Rights Links :
Links from the Asia Human Rights Commission :
South Asia Citizens Web :
Southeast Asian Archive - UCI :
The Asian Human Rights Commission :