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.
Censorship concerns many in the worldwide book publishing industry today. The Arab Publishers Association conference this month addressed the issue specifically in the Arab world.
‘A sad irony to see the so-called leader of the free world trying to limit freedom to publish.’ The International Publishers Association slams the Trump cease-and-desist effort and libel law comments as ‘a new and worrying development.’
Publishing and literary figures from Bangladesh, Sweden, Hong Kong, Iran, the UK, Hungary, and Cameroon are on the shortlist for the 2018 Prix Voltaire from the International Publishers Association’s Freedom To Publish committee.
‘State attempts to control the flow of information, especially in the digital space, are short-sighted and misguided,’ says a new statement from the IPA.
Cumhuriyet Books publisher Turhan Günay—just released in Istanbul pending court action—and Evrensel publishing house are named Prix Voltaire winners.
Representatives from the International Publishers Association are in Istanbul to support 17 journalists who are on trial in Turkey on charges of aiding terrorists.
‘A constant indefensible attack on freedom and rights in Turkey’: Nermin Mollaoğlu on the detention of Princeton University Press author Koray Çalışkan.
Honoring fortitude in the face of challenges to freedom of expression, the IPA Prix Voltaire can recognize both people and institutions.
Pledging ‘to challenge violations wherever they occur,’ the 60-nation organization of publishing associations formalizes its commitment to freedom to publish.