The IPA’s Prix Voltaire awards valor amid challenges to the freedom to publish. Its 2020 winner will be named at the IPA congress in Norway.
The new IPA-Dubai Cares partnership provides close to $1 million for efforts ‘to address pressing African publishing ecosystem challenges.’
Following her engagement in the development of the European copyright directive, Jessica Sänger now will helm the IPA’s important copyright committee.
An award-winning teacher, a leader in indigenous-language publishing, and a publisher called “the father of African publishing” are on the bill in Kenya.
Book publishers on the 2019 International Publishers Association Prix Voltaire shortlist come from Egypt, Iran, Myanmar, South Africa, and Turkey.
In June, the IPA’s seminar series for African publishing will address talent and readership development, digital opportunities, copyright protection, and more.
In opening her bid for leadership in the International Publishers Association, the UAE’s Bodour Al Qasimi says publishing ‘shouldn’t be an industry stuck in time in how it treats the majority of its workforce.’
In stating its support for two years of discussion, the International Publishers Association at WIPO’s semiannual committee meetings signaled its stance on international copyright exceptions in education.
Citing ‘an optimism that in the face of unimaginable cruelty still believes in change,’ UK-based Angela Gui accepts for her father, Gui Minhai, the International Publishers Association’s Prix Voltaire for courage in the face of attempts to suppress the freedom to publish.
Ahead of the 32nd International Publishers Association Congress in India, we look at the big issues speakers will address, including geo-political issues affecting publishing.