Ola Wallin, the IPA's new Freedom to Publish Committee Chair, has highlighted Turkey's failures to protect freedom of expression and freedom to publish, calling attention to the continued detention of Deniz Zarakolu.

At the latest hearing of the trial of Ragip and Deniz Zarakolu, which concluded on 7 June, no defendants was released.

IPA found widespread censorship in Nigeria, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. In submissions to the UN Human Rights Council, the IPA recommended ways to support the governments of these three countries to improve their records on freedom of expression.

Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro ("Zapiro") has been named the recipient of this year's IPA Freedom to Publish Prize for his exemplary courage in upholding freedom to publish.

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