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.
The second edition of PEN’s Freedom to Write Index sees an alarming jump in writer detentions from 238 detainees in 2019 to at least 273 in 2020, in 35 countries.
Leaders of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Börsenverein, supported by the International Publishers Association, condemn the killing of Lokman Slim.
In a joint call to action, Europe’s writers and translators call on ministers of culture to take action against Lukashenko’s Belarus.
The German association of publishers and booksellers cites a ‘wave of threats against publishers, booksellers, translators, and writers’ in Belarus.
PEN’s new ‘Safety Guide for Artists’ outlines issues, protocols, and resources for those working for freedom of expression and publication.
More than 120,000 writers in 33 unions and associations are represented in a new statement of support for Belarusian writers.
Decrying Samuel Paty’s killing as a ‘cruel and cowardly act’ and an attack on freedom of speech, Frankfurt calls for unity.
Research originally prepared for the COVID-canceled International Publishers Congress will be introduced during Frankfurter Buchmesse.