First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The Freedom Forum Online

A nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people.

Free Radio Berkeley

A free speech voice challenging the regulatory structure and power of the Federal Communications Commission

American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression

Founded by the American Booksellers Association in 1990, ABFFE is the booksellers’ voice in the fight against censorship.

American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom

Charged with implementing ALA policies on intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials. The goal of the office is to educate librarians and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries.

Freedom to Read Foundation

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees all individuals the right to express their ideas without governmental interference, and to read and listen to the ideas of others. The Freedom to Read Foundation was established to promote and defend this right; 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.

Free Expression Network Clearinghouse

A guide to free speech and the First Amendment, including censorship issues

National Coalition Against Censorship

NCAC is an alliance of 48 national nonprofit organizations, including religious, professional, artistic, labor and civil rights groups, committed to defending freedom of thought, inquiry and expression.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

A group of state First Amendment and FOI organizations.

Intellectual Freedom Round Table

Provides a forum for discussion of activities, programs and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians; serves as a channel of communications on intellectual freedom matters; promotes a greater opportunity for involvement among the members of the ALA in defense of intellectual freedom; promotes a greater feeling of responsibility in the implementation of ALA policies on intellectual freedom.

Internet Freedom Resources

Anti-censorship links: “Defending the rights of Net users; breaking tomorrow’s stories today.” Sponsors the Internet Freedom Journalism Awards.

Peacefire

Open access for the Net Generation

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal help to journalists and news organizations since 1970.

The Student Press Law Center

A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal help and information to the student media and journalism educators.

NoIndoctrination.org

A Nonprofit Organization Promoting Open Inquiry in Academia

First Amendment Center

The First Amendment Center works to preserve and protect First Amendment freedoms through information and education. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free-expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, the right to assemble and petition the government.

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