3.4.6 Other relevant issues
Freedom of speech and written word
Amsterdam World Book Capital [Amsterdam Wereld Boekenstad] has been established to actively promote and reaffirm Amsterdam's international reputation as a place of refugee for free speech and written word. Amsterdam World Book Capital wants to inspire and propagate the dialogue about freedom of expression. Therefore, it has adopted the theme "Open Book" as its guiding principle. UNESCO granted Amsterdam the title of World Book Capital.