The 2016 winner of the IPA’s Prix Voltaire has ended a 10-year prison sentence, but remains barred from leaving the Saudi kingdom.
The book industry’s lead honor for freedom to publish, the Prix Voltaire will be presented this year in Jakarta at the IPA’s 33rd World Publishing Congress.
The 43-year-old Vietnamese free-expression activist, publisher, and author Pham Doan Trang won the IPA’s Prix Voltaire in 2020.
The IPA Prix Voltaire, honoring freedom to publish, is 16 years old and has honored 13 recipients. Now it needs world publishing to support it.
‘Tonight, Lokman and Lebanon are having a drink with Voltaire,’ the Prix Voltaire laureate Rasha Al Ameer tells her Guadalajara audience.
The IPA names the late Lokman Slim’s Dar Al Jadeed the 2021 Prix Voltaire laureate, and adds an award for China’s late Li Liqun.
The Prix Voltaire shortlist, honoring valor in the defense of free speech, includes publishers in Guatemala, Turkey, Lebanon, Belarus, and Gaza.
The 35th Guadalajara International Book Fair will be the venue for the freedom to publish announcement made by the IPA.
The Prix Voltaire opens not only a call for nominations but also for contributions, as uncertainty hangs over last year’s winning company.
Liberal Publishing House–specializing in politically charged content that Hanoi has tried to suppress–wins the IPA’s highest honor.