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The Freedom to Read Foundation is active in the media educating the public about the importance of free access to information through libraries and the need to be vigilant in defense of the First Amendment. To contact FTRF with media or press inquiries, please call (312) 280-4226 or email ftrf@ala.org.


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Press releases (2012–current)

Press Release Archives (2005–2012)

 

Litigation
Tuesday, July 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issues decision in lawsuit challenging Arizona’s Ethnic Studies ban »
PRESS RELEASE: CHICAGO — On July 7, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in in Arce v. Douglas...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF, ALA file amicus brief in US Supreme Court case on ability to bring First Amendment challenges »
Contact: Barbara M. Jones Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation Director, American Library Association Office fo...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freedom to Read Foundation files brief in lawsuit challenging Arizona’s Ethnic Studies ban »
November 26, 2013 Contact Barbara M. Jones Executive Director bjones@ala.org (312) 280-4222 The Freedom to Read Fou...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freedom to Read Foundation welcomes ruling to overturn ban on selling video games to minors »
CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) today welcomed the U.S.Supreme Court's recent 7-2 decision...

Organizational News
Wednesday, December 09, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
James LaRue to head ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation »
The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes James LaRue, Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Executive...
Monday, November 23, 2015
Nominations open for 2016 trustee elections »
CHICAGO— Nominations are now open for the April 2016 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Board of Trustee elections. Five p...
Thursday, May 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Six elected to Freedom to Read Foundation Board »
Six people were elected to two-year terms on the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Board of Trustees in the annual FTRF el...
Tuesday, May 05, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
James G. Neal and Jonathan Bloom win 2015 FTRF Roll of Honor Awards »
CHICAGO—Jonathan Bloom and James G. Neal are the recipients of the 2015 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Aw...
Friday, March 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Slate announced for 2015 FTRF trustee election »
Twelve candidates for the Freedom to Read Foundation board of trustees have been slated for the 2015 election by the Nomin...

Programs & Events
Monday, April 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
"IF and Minors" FTRF/OIF Joint Educational Webinar »
Intellectual Freedom and Minors Thursday, 5/26/2016 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement »
Freedom to Read Foundation Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledges to http://bit.ly/1SUiMDg...
Thursday, June 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF announces five Banned Books Week grants for 2015 via Judith Krug Fund »
The Freedom to Read Foundation has awarded five grants to organizations in support of 2015 Banned Books Week events. The g...
Tuesday, June 02, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF awards four scholarships for University of Illinois intellectual freedom course »
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has named four LIS students as recipients of scholarships to take "Intellectual Free...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF names Amy Steinbauer and Gretchen LeCheminant as Conable Scholarship recipients »
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected Amy Steinbauer and Gretchen LeCheminant as recpients of Gordon M....

Other News
Tuesday, March 01, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Knox named WISE Instructor of the Year »
GSLIS Assistant Professor Emily Knox has been named a 2015 Instructor of the Year by the Web-based Information Science Ed...
Tuesday, August 09, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freedom to Read Foundation supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative »
CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program through...

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