Freedom of information: in search of a niche for the library profession in Swaziland

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dc.contributor.author Muswazi, Paiki
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-18T15:18:32Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-18T15:18:32Z
dc.date.issued 1999-01
dc.identifier.citation Citations of this article should be referenced to the original publication, IFLA journal, Vol.25, No.1, Jan.1999 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/3915
dc.description Published in IFLA journal, Vol.25, No.1, Jan.1999 en
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of the article is to assess the effect of censorship on collection development and librarianship as well as to ascertain future prospects in Swaziland. It is based on Swaziland legal documents. It is argued that (i) historically censorship is institutionalized through a range of legal instruments and seeks to maintain acceptable standards of morality and political stability, (ii) while the library profession's response is lukewarm, the Internet and the changed Southern African political conditions are conducive to the promotion of intellectual freedom. It concludes that awareness raising is the key to desensitizing the hitherto controversial materials and themes and giving access to all points of view without prejudice. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.subject Freedom of information en
dc.subject Intellectual freedom en
dc.subject Censorship en
dc.subject Collection development en
dc.subject Librarianship en
dc.subject Swaziland en
dc.title Freedom of information: in search of a niche for the library profession in Swaziland en
dc.type Article en


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