Hugo Setzer

Notes from the road: four countries and three book fairs

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October and the first days of November were again very busy, with visits to four different countries and three book fairs in the course of three weeks.

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Notes from the road: to the Andes and back

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Between end of July and early September I had the chance of participating in several important events throughout Latin America. A region full of contrasts, where a wealthy, vigorous parts of society still coexists with undeserving levels of poverty. An assignment still to solve. Every country with a different, rich culture and traditions and enchanting people.

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Notes from the road: from Nairobi to Seoul, via Berlin

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What do Kenya, Germany and Korea have in common? There are all members of IPA, and during June I had the unique opportunity to make a two-week trip to all three of them.

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China’s publishing industry: a path for international cooperation

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From 21-24 August I had the chance to attend the Beijing International Book Fair on behalf of IPA.

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IPA Congress 2018 - Social Responsibility of Publishers

Why should publishers care? A group of outstanding speakers tried to answer this question during the session I had the honour to chair on “Social Responsibility of Publishers”.

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One year as IPA’s Vice-President

Just recently, one year after being elected Vice-President of IPA, I was pleased to celebrate another IPA General Assembly during the Frankfurt Book Fair. Read the annual report here.

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Bangladeshi Culture Minister says his government stands firm on freedom to publish

I recently had a chance to visit Dhaka to meet the IPA’s member there, the Academic and Creative Publishers Association of Bangladesh (ACPAB).

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New Delhi, February 2018: the 32nd International Publishers Congress is shaping up to be the best yet.

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Earlier this month I visited New Delhi for the first time, to discuss with our Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) colleagues the preparations for the 32nd IPA Congress, on 10-14 February, 2018. 

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Publishers are 100% behind the Marrakesh Treaty, IPA VP reminds Costa Rican meeting

Publishers are 100% behind the Marrakesh Treaty, IPA VP reminds Costa Rican meeting

This week I was in San José, Costa Rica, for a WIPO workshop on the Marrakesh Treaty (…to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities), and the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC), on 13-15 June. 

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Copyright and the rights of disabled people

Occasionally, copyright and the rights of disabled people are framed as somehow incompatible—as though the former may preclude the latter—but to my mind these rights are definitely not mutually exclusive.

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