Lebanon’s Nasser Jarrous has been fostering understanding between the Arab World and the West by helping open ‘closed markets,’ such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Egyptian bookstore chain ALEF has opened a shop in London with the aim of promoting and spreading Arabic literature to an international audience of readers.
An author and illustrator worked with PubCoder and Munich’s ArsEdition to quickly publish an interactive picture dictionary to help with Syrian refugees.
The Sharjah Book Authority is offering a 2 million UED ($563,000) prize for a book translated from Arabic, as announced at this year’s Sharjah Book Fair.
Ahead the Sharjah Book Fair, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi of the Emirates Publishers Association called for a discussion on the principle of freedom to publish.
Ahmed Fahed Al Hamdan, President of the Saudi Publishers Association, calls the murder of Bangladeshi publisher Faysal Arefin Dipan an act of terrorism.
Bloomsbury chief Richard Charkin, the President of the IPA, spoke to the Arab Publishers Association, encouraging support for copyright and the freedom.
As new members of the IPA, the Arab Publishers Association wants to emphasize that they are an independent, professional, non-governmental organization.
The UAE has more than 500 English-language schools, more than China, and they are not alone in the region in investing heavily in education.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released a new publication on his website, the Line of Hezbollah, which he promotes through social media.