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.
A nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people.
A free speech voice challenging the regulatory structure and power of the Federal Communications Commission
Founded by the American Booksellers Association in 1990, ABFFE is the booksellers’ voice in the fight against censorship.
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.
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.
A guide to free speech and the First Amendment, including censorship issues
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.
A group of state First Amendment and FOI organizations.
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.
Anti-censorship links: “Defending the rights of Net users; breaking tomorrow’s stories today.” Sponsors the Internet Freedom Journalism Awards.
Open access for the Net Generation
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal help to journalists and news organizations since 1970.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal help and information to the student media and journalism educators.
A Nonprofit Organization Promoting Open Inquiry in Academia
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.