The ninth IPA Prix Voltaire is to be awarded in May at Lillehammer’s World Expression Forum (WEXFO). Nominations are open.
The Prix Voltaire-winning Cairo publisher and bookseller Khaled Lotfy was released from prison, the IPA reports, on November 19.
The 35th Guadalajara International Book Fair will be the venue for the freedom to publish announcement made by the IPA.
The Prix Voltaire opens not only a call for nominations but also for contributions, as uncertainty hangs over last year’s winning company.
Liberal Publishing House–specializing in politically charged content that Hanoi has tried to suppress–wins the IPA’s highest honor.
The new PEN America Freedom To Write Index provides an unprecedented overview of international suppression and detention. China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey lead.
As the COVID-19 impact intensifies in prisons, the International Publishers Association again appeals to Egypt for Khaled Lotfy’s release.
The 2020 shortlist for the IPA’s Prix Voltaire honors small publishers in Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, and Vietnam, each facing state disapproval.
Organizers of the long-running book fair in Cairo cite security concerns in excluding jailed Prix Voltaire winner Khaled Lotfy’s Tanmia Publishing.
His defense having exhausted its military appeals court options, the imprisoned publisher Khaled Lotfy now can be freed only by Egypt’s el-Sisi.