Two events, one this week at Sweden’s Göteborg Book Fair and the other at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Weltempfang Salon in October, spotlight challenges to the freedom to publish.
‘The international publishing community stands with Khaled Lotfy’ says IPA Freedom to Publish chair Kristenn Einarsson at the 2019 Prix Voltaire ceremony.
The publishing house, Lwin Oo Sarpay, was shuttered by Myanmar’s junta reportedly for distributing a book on the Rohingya genocide.
One of WEXFO’s most compelling presentations in Lillehammer came from a Ukrainian human-rights attorney, Oleksandra Matviichuk.
At Lillehammer’s World Expression Forum, the International Publishers Association names its Prix Voltaire shortlist.
‘We’ve basically handed over our core communication and information infrastructures to a handful of oligarchs,’ says Victor Pickard.
The arrests in Minsk of two Belarusian publishing professionals sends a chill through the world book business.
The inaugural outing of the World Expression Forum will include a visit to Utøya and new research into young people and democracy.
The US$10 million gift of the Barbey family has established PEN’s new Freedom to Write Center, which Liesl Gerntholtz will helm.
An alarming follow-up to the February 2021 Myanmar coup d’état: Yangon moves into the Top 10 Freedom to Write Index offenders.