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PEN and UNESCO to Bolster Minority Language Publishing


PEN International and Unesco have launched new research and training programs in Kenya, Haiti, Serbia and Nigeria to bolster local book publishing industries.

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UNESCO Receives 1m AED from Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

Zayed's Book Award

The 2012 Sheikh Zayed’s Book Awards, worth AED 750,000 each, were handed out to the seven winners earlier this week; UNESCO won AED 1m for sustaining culture.

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UNESCO Focus 2011: Interview with FBF Director Juergen Boos

Juergen Boos talks about digitization in publishing and upcoming highlights at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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UNESCO Focus 2011: South Africa Pubs Still Begrudge E-books; In US, Digital Caters to the Public Interest

Interviews with Brian Wafawarowa, Executive Director of Publishers’ Association of South Africa, and Peter Brantley, director of the Bookserver Project at the Internet Archive in […]

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UNESCO Forum 2011: Spain Concerned About E-Piracy; Japanese Mobile E-books Hit $700m Sales in 2010

At the UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries, Nicholas Gary of ActuaLitté interviewed participants about the most urgent issues facing publishing today. By […]

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Watch UNESCO’s World Forum on The Future of the Written Word Live on Monday

By Edward Nawotka UNESCO world Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries starts today in Monza, Italy. It runs from June 6-8 and will cover “The Future […]

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What is the Most Literary City on Earth?

By Edward Nawotka Buenos Aires has been named World Book Capital for 2011 by UNESCO. UNESCO began the practice of naming World Book Capitals in […]

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MICA to Showcase Cultural Industries in Argentina

By Edward Nawotka Earlier this week the Argentine government announced a new fair to showcase the country’s cultural industries. MICA (or the Mercado de Industrias […]

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