Calling for ‘a more open dialogue regionally and internationally,’ Bodour Al Qasimi accepts UNESCO’s designation of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019.
Representatives from the International Publishers Association are in Istanbul to support 17 journalists who are on trial in Turkey on charges of aiding terrorists.
Pledging ‘to challenge violations wherever they occur,’ the 60-nation organization of publishing associations formalizes its commitment to freedom to publish.
‘Last year there were five Chinese publishing companies in the world’s top 20,’ IPA’s new chief says at London Book Fair.
IPA president Richard Charkin writes about why publishers in countries with ‘inglorious track records on freedom to publish’ deserve the IPA’s support
Hailing Harold Pinter’s ‘burning sense of injustice at human rights abuses and the repression of artists,’ Margaret Atwood is named to receive the award in October in London.
Recognizing ‘responsibilities to each other that transcend national borders,’ the Jeri Laber International Freedom To Publish Award was established in 1975.
In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization.
‘We are advocating for a hybrid of existing pricing models that introduces fairness and flexibility’ into what Canada’s libraries pay for ebooks.’
‘When you are from semi-democracies you don’t have the luxury of being apolitical.’ A panel in London addresses publishing in a postcolonial era: London and New York are hardly the only hubs today.