The Beacon for Freedom of Expression Database, a gift to the Library of Alexandria from Norway, is a unique global reference catalogue of censored material. It contains bibliographic data on censored historic and current books and newspapers, as well as data on literature on censorship and freedom of expression. The Database was presented during a one-day Conference organized by the BA on 19 May 2003. The BA also organizes a series of conferences on freedom of expression to tackle issues of freedom of speech and access to information.