Booked up © 2017 Zapiro. Originally published on Daily Maverick. Published with permission - For more Zapiro cartoons visit www.zapiro.com. Zapiro is himself a winner, in 2012, of the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Prize (now the Prix Voltaire) and has been threatened and sued by President Zuma in the past.

On 29 October 2017 a new book appeared on the shelves of bookstores in Johannesburg, South Africa. The President’s Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison is a book by a veteran journalist, Jacques Pauw, who made his name exposing the murderous tactics employed by security forces against freedom fighters in South Africa during the apartheid regime.

IPA Freedom to Publish Committee open meeting, 2017 Frankfurt

Turkey’s abysmal freedom of expression record was the focus of the IPA Freedom to Publish Committee open meeting on Wednesday, 11 October, as representatives of the 2017 co-winners of the prestigious IPA Prix Voltaire spoke about how important the prize was for them. (See our previous story about the winners.)

IPA names creative industries expert James Taylor as new Director, Communications and Freedom to Publish

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has appointed James Taylor to be its next Director, Communications and Freedom to Publish, a pivotal role in the IPA’s promotion of copyright and freedom to publish – the drivers of the organization’s dual mandates as a global trade association and human rights defender.

Picture: Kate Gabor (L-R) Cavit Nacitarhan; Elif Günay; Kristenn Einarsson; Hugo Setzer

Göteborg, 30 September 2017 – Turkey’s abysmal freedom of expression record was the focus of the international publishing industry last night as the 2017 IPA Prix Voltaire was jointly awarded to persecuted publisher and journalist Turhan Günay and shuttered Turkish publishing house Evrensel, during Göteborg Book Fair, in Sweden.

A Turkish court ordered the release of seven suspects, including book publisher Turhan Günay, on Friday (28 July) in the trial of 17 journalists and executives from the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet.

The IPA has echoed a call by Penguin Random House in Mexico for sincere efforts to stop the slaughter of media workers and end the impunity that is eroding freedom of expression and Mexico’s democratic credibility.

The IPA was among 400 donors of more than €16,000 raised in four days to fund full-page solidarity ads in Turkish news media expressing unity with the country’s oppressed writers, publishers, journalists and academics ahead of a crucial constitutional referendum, on April 16.

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