The Goals

Beacon for Freedom of Expression is an international bibliographic database with nearly 50,000 titles of censored works and literature on censorship and freedom of expression. The database is dedicated to the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Norway presented the database as a gift to the Library of Alexandria in 2003. Today the National Library of Norway hosts the database.

What are Beacon's goals?

Beacon for Freedom of Expression aims to:

  1. Document historic and current censorship in a global perspective through the international bibliographic database.
  2. Provide a collaborative learning resource for researchers, students and activists.
  3. Facilitate dialogue about censorship, freedom of expression and human rights through its website and programs.