Intellectual Freedom: Issues and Resources. This site is a hub of information that covers trending issues, the First Amendment, and censorship; access to library resources (i.e., net neutrality issues and prisoners' rights); filters and filtering in libraries; academic freedom; meeting room and exhibit spaces issues; and schools and minor's rights.
Media Coalition - Furthers freedom of expression for all media: books, periodicals, movies, sound, and video. Its eight members represent most of the producers and retailers in these industries. This organization works within the legislative and court systems, advising on legislation and files amicus briefs. It challenges laws threatening free speech, including those that impose taxes or surcharges on specific content or media.
Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) - Focuses on supporting U.S. libraries and individual librarians. It advocates for freedom of speech and access to information, as well as for libraries' freedom to make available all material in their collections. It also offers legal counsel. FTRF awards grants including a scholarship, money to support Banned Books Week events, and financial assistance including help with legal fees.
Free Expression Policy Project - Initiatives concern the censorship of material directed to children and adolescents, limitations on publicly funded expression, and digital filtering and rating systems. The association is also involved with media democracy matters, such as media consolidation, and with intellectual property issues.
Project Censored: This media research project "compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country's major national news media"; the lists are published in a newsletter, which is available on the site (with a few gaps) from 1997 to the present. The stories are selected by a national panel of media experts and the site is administered by a Sonoma State (California) University sociology professor.
When Books Burn: Explore this web exhibit and learn about book burning and other restrictions on intellectual freedom carried out by the Nazi Party in Germany during the 1930's. The exhibit includes an introduction providing historical context, a detailed timeline of events, transcribed speeches, and lists of banned books. Many of the items featured are primary sources. Lesson plans and an extensive list of references are also provided.
Index on Censorship: A repository "of original, challenging, controversial and intelligent writing on free expression issues. Index on Censorship continues to log free expression abuses in scores of countries, report on censorship issues from all over the world, and add to the debates on those issues."