13 August 2010 --
At the World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, in a session tackling the transition from classical censorship to restriction of freedom of access on the Internet, Serageldin gave a keynote speech about the evolution of censorship in a digital age. The Congress, which took place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 10 to 15 August, was held under the theme Open access to knowledge - promoting sustainable progress.
The BA International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Center for Arabic Speaking Libraries (IFLA-CASL) also participated in the congress and provided simultaneous translation for the conference proceedings, as well as editing and translating IFLA Express 2010, the conference’s daily newsletter.
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