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The International Publishers Association (IPA) announced the shortlist for the 2024 Prix Voltaire, honoring exceptional courage in upholding the freedom to publish. The shortlist was announced at the World Expression Forum held in Lillehammer, Norway. This year's shortlist features five individuals and organizations who have demonstrated resilience and bravery in the face of censorship and oppression, embodying the spirit of the award.
The International Publishers Association notes the concern of its Slovenian member, the Chamber of Book Publishers and Booksellers (CBPB) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, regarding the evolution of government support for the book sector.
On 23 April, the city Strasbourg in France officially became UNESCO 2024 World Book Capital City (WBCC), succeeding 2023 WBCC, Accra, in Ghana. Under the theme of “Read our World”, it will celebrate books and reading during one year through more than 1,000 events and activities.

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The Mexican Publishers Association (CANIEM) is the proud host of the 2024 International Publishers Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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