Aligned with concerns from world NGOs, the IPA’s Einarsson warns of a ‘once vibrant publishing market’ now ‘constrained’ in Hong Kong.
The nationwide German freedom of expression program involves the Börsenverein, Frankfurter Buchmesse, and some 45 partners.
With a more targeted framework around the Ukraine crisis, Germany’s ‘Freedom of Expression Week’ again has publishers’ leadership.
The 2016 winner of the IPA’s Prix Voltaire has ended a 10-year prison sentence, but remains barred from leaving the Saudi kingdom.
Industry Notes: As Berlin underwrites exhibitors’ risk at Frankfurt, the Börsenverein makes ‘Freedom of Expression Week’ a recurring program.
International citizens are signing the new Charter for the Freedom of Expression created by the German publishers’ association.
Emphasizing ‘the plight of oppressed publishers and writers,’ the International Publishers Association confers its newly renamed Prix Voltaire on Saudi dissident Raif Badawi.