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 IPA condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and reiterates its founding principle ‘to multiply peaceful relations between nations.’
Stops in mid-February for the IPA president Al Qasimi included meetings with publishers in Tunisia and Morocco.
Messaging from the International Publishers Association joins a chorus of alarm around a fast-moving set of copyright changes in Kenya.
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 12-year-old Emirates Publishers Association meets with IPA’s Bodour Al Qasimi on the sidelines of Sharjah’s book fair.
‘The main reason I’m here is to support the fair,’ says Brazilian children’s book publisher and IPA vice-president Karine Pansa.
Ahead of its meetings and programs at Frankfurter Buchmesse, the International Publishers Association holds its general assembly.
‘A robust roadmap for the future of publishing,’ the IPA’s Bodour Al Qasimi says, needs a strong stance on children’s literature and reading.
‘International copyright treaties and national laws allow publishers to invest in authorship,’ the world publishers’ association says.