As the IPA plans for its Morocco seminar, it has new backing from the African Publishers Network and Association for the Development of Education in Africa.
The International Publishers Association has issued a call to the president of Egypt to pardon publisher and bookseller Khaled Lotfy, named to the 2019 Prix Voltaire for valor in the freedom to publish.
This year’s London Book Fair coincides with the arrival of the International Publishers Association’s new president and vice-president, leading ‘a conversation of public debate’ about publishers’ role amid ‘sensitive socio-cultural issues.’
The International Publishers Association and London Book Fair hold a second Freedom To Publish seminar on March 12, with Vanderbilt’s Daniel Gervais speaking that afternoon on copyright in the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture.
Honoring publishing courage in the face of oppression, nominations for the IPA Prix Voltaire Freedom To Publish will close on February 20.
Nigeria’s first collaborative seminar with the International Publishers Association will focus on issues including a fierce battle African publishers are waging against book piracy.
Still requiring passage and the president’s signature to pass into US law, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act now has been introduced with a level of bipartisan support rare in this age of political rancor.
Urging the International Publishers Congress to embrace its most forward-leaning trends—and promote its timely work to the world—IPA president Michiel Kolman convenes the industry’s 32nd gathering and welcomes industry leaders to agenda-anchoring sessions onstage.
Less than two weeks after his reported re-detention in China, Gui Minhai is named to receive the IPA’s prize for proponents of the freedom to publish. Gui’s whereabouts remain unknown.
With few details available, the international diplomatic and publishing communities are demanding information on the reported seizure by authorities in China on Saturday of Swedish publisher Gui Minhai.