German Buch News: Praise for Google Settlement Delay; Frankfurt as a Refuge

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary The Börsenverein (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) and VG Wort held a press conference yesterday in Frankfurt to discuss the implications of the postponement of a Google Settlement “fairness hearing” originally scheduled for October. The Boersenblatt reports that Alexander Skipis, chief executive of the Boersenverein, was delighted about the rejection of the Settlement in its current state …

Bonus Material: Publisher Confirms ID of Neda’s Alleged Killer

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka It has been nearly six weeks since doctor and publisher Arash Hejazi tried to save the life of Neda Agha Soltan after she was shot during protests in Tehran on June 20. Since then the Iranian Police have been seeking Hejazi for questioning, even claiming that Interpol was involved (something Interpol denies). Despite being forced into exile …

Publisher Witnessed Assassination During Tehran Protests

In Feature Articles by Chip Rossetti

By Chip Rossetti TEHRAN: Amid the post-election turmoil and public protests that have roiled Iran over the last several weeks, one of the most poignant (and potent) symbols for the opposition has been Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman shot by a government sniper in the midst of the Tehran crowds on June 20. A short, shaky video of her death …

Bonus Material: Petition to Free Imprisoned Iranian Author

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Among those arrested during the Tehran protests last month was 41-year old Maziar Bahari, a journalist and filmmaker who was at the time working for Newsweek magazine. Today, still remains in prison. Yet, as time passes and the media shifts its attention away from Iran, Bahari and the other 30 odd journalists and bloggers who were imprisoned …