Cairo publisher and bookseller Ahmed Rashad on how the pandemic makes the digital transformation more urgent than ever.
At Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: Salha Obaid on Fact and Fiction
The Emirati writer’s fiction explores the rapid changes in her home country in recent decades, with factual research as a foundation.
The Arab Publishers Association’s Mohamed Rashad: Challenges and Lessons
From the protection of copyright to censorship, taxes, and the need for digital acceleration, a survey of Arab publishers’ hurdles ahead.
At the Tunis Conference: On Piracy and the Myth of ‘Free Content’
‘Governments need to be convinced that the scourge of piracy is a problem for them and for their countries’ evolving economies,” IPA’s José Borghino tells the Arab Publishers Association’s conference in Tunisia.
Censorship in the Arab World: Debating Its Impact at a Conference in Tunisia
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.
Ibrahim El Moallem of Egypt’s Shorouk Group Honored in Sharjah
In Sharjah this week, Ibrahim El Moallem, the founder and Chairman of Egypt’s Shorouk Group, was given a special award for his contributions to publishing.
In Sharjah, Calls for Discussion of Redefining Freedom to Publish
Ahead the Sharjah Book Fair, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi of the Emirates Publishers Association called for a discussion on the principle of freedom to publish.
Saudi Publishers Association Condemns “Act of Terror”
Ahmed Fahed Al Hamdan, President of the Saudi Publishers Association, calls the murder of Bangladeshi publisher Faysal Arefin Dipan an act of terrorism.
IPA President Richard Charkin Addresses Arab Publishers Association
Bloomsbury chief Richard Charkin, the President of the IPA, spoke to the Arab Publishers Association, encouraging support for copyright and the freedom.
Could North Korea Join the International Publishers Association?
Questioned whether North Korea could join the International Publishers Association, IPA President Richard Charkin grinned and gave a simple answer.
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