AAP’s International Freedom to Publish Prize Goes to Azadeh Parsapour

Parsapour delivers video message at AAP GA

London based Iranian publisher, Azadeh Parsapour, a two-time Prix Voltaire nominee and regular blogger for the IPA, was announced as the recipient of the 2018 Jeri Laber Award, the Association of American Publishers International Freedom to Publish Prize. Read more.

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Freedom to Publish: IPA backs second US publisher faced with Trump threats

Simon and Schuster logo

IPA backs Simon and Schuster in the face of legal threats from the Trump campaign to prevent the publication of a book giving an insider’s account of the Donald Trump White House.

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Pierrat: Fake news laws are the latest to restrict freedom of expression

Maître Emmanuel Pierrat

IPA interviewed Emmanuel Pierrat, a French lawyer specialising in freedom of expression and President of the French PEN Club about his book Codification of Freedom of Expression (Code de la liberté d’expression, Anne Rideau Editions), released in France in April 2018. We talked to him about the book and the links between well-intentioned laws and restrictions on freedom of expression.

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Freedom to Publish in Malaysia: IPA Secretary General kicks off seminar series in Kuala Lumpur

Participants at MABOPA Freedom to Publish seminar

On 27 August, IPA Secretary General, José Borghino, was invited to headline the inaugural event in a seminar series on the subject of Freedom to Publish for the IPA’s Malaysian member, the Malaysian Book Publishers Association (MABOPA).

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IPA Freedom to Publish Focus at Göteborg and Frankfurt Book Fairs

Gui Minhai and Raif Badawi

IPA will keep the spotlight on the Prix Voltaire in the coming months partnering an event at Göteborg Book Fair in September and with our own panel at Frankfurt Book Fair in October. 

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Criminal defamation laws – barriers to the Freedom to Publish

PEN International Defamation report screenshot

During the 38th United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva at the end of June, PEN International held a parallel event (video here) to promote its recently published investigation into defamation laws in Africa. Read more.

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