Emphasizing ‘the plight of oppressed publishers and writers,’ the International Publishers Association confers its newly renamed Prix Voltaire on Saudi dissident Raif Badawi.
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 IPA Prix Voltaire, honoring freedom to publish, is 16 years old and has honored 13 recipients. Now it needs world publishing to support it.
The 35th Guadalajara International Book Fair will be the venue for the freedom to publish announcement made by the IPA.
Demanding the detained writer’s release, the Belarusian PEN Centre unites with sister agencies on the freedom to publish.
The Prix Voltaire opens not only a call for nominations but also for contributions, as uncertainty hangs over last year’s winning company.
As the COVID-19 impact intensifies in prisons, the International Publishers Association again appeals to Egypt for Khaled Lotfy’s release.
The 2020 shortlist for the IPA’s Prix Voltaire honors small publishers in Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, and Vietnam, each facing state disapproval.
Organizers of the long-running book fair in Cairo cite security concerns in excluding jailed Prix Voltaire winner Khaled Lotfy’s Tanmia Publishing.
His defense having exhausted its military appeals court options, the imprisoned publisher Khaled Lotfy now can be freed only by Egypt’s el-Sisi.