Cumhuriyet Books publisher Turhan Günay—just released in Istanbul pending court action—and Evrensel publishing house are named Prix Voltaire winners.
Honoring fortitude in the face of challenges to freedom of expression, the IPA Prix Voltaire can recognize both people and institutions.
‘Publishers take on the same risks as writers,’ and the IPA’s Prix Voltaire is open for 2017 nominations—which so far have an Asian concentration.
‘Nominees will have recently published controversial works amid pressure, threats, intimidation or harassment’ in this now-annual prize in the freedom to publish.
Emphasizing ‘the plight of oppressed publishers and writers,’ the International Publishers Association confers its newly renamed Prix Voltaire on Saudi dissident Raif Badawi.
In opening the second International Publishers Association Africa Seminar event in Kenya, IPA president Hugo Setzer quotes Desmond Tutu on ubuntu: ‘You can’t exist as a human being in isolation.’
Hours after Rep. Jerry Nadler spoke at the AAP annual meeting, the House Judiciary committee he chairs announced its antitrust probe of tech giants.
Following her engagement in the development of the European copyright directive, Jessica Sänger now will helm the IPA’s important copyright committee.
The Tehran Book Fair Uncensored—now in its fourth year showcasing Persian literature free of Iranian censorship—has opened London and Paris.
Devised as a highly participatory hub of more than 2,500 events, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival opens in the coming UNESCO World Book Capital.