IPA president Bodour Al Qasimi, caps a year of international meetings with publishers with a call for protection of the freedom to publish.
Delegates from 16 of UNESCO’s World Book Capitals convened in Sharjah to explore the WBC network and what it can offer.
The second Frankfurt-collaborative JakTent event in Indonesia coincides with news that UNESCO includes Jakarta in its Creative Cities Network.
As France’s Audrey Azoulay is returned to the director-general’s role at UNESCO, the agency adds new ‘Creative Cities’ to its network.
Tbilisi, UNESCO’s World Book Capital, has mounted a show themed on Georgia’s censorious past–and the present dangers of self-censorship.
‘A robust roadmap for the future of publishing,’ the IPA’s Bodour Al Qasimi says, needs a strong stance on children’s literature and reading.
The violent state arrest of the Georgian opposition leader Nika Melia prompts a message of alarm to the publishing community from Tbilisi.
The Ghanaian founder of Sub-Saharan Publishers outlines the importance of the Africa Publishing Innovation Fund amid the pandemic.
The Sharjah World Book Capital Office and Sharjah Book Authority are providing new grants to support Lebanese publishers and book fairs.
As parts of Beirut struggle to rebuild after the August 4 explosion, the Sharjah World Book Capital Office has stepped in to help restore three damaged libraries.