Freedom to Publish Committee Chair, Kristenn Einarsson and Committee member Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi joined a panel discussion at the Fourth Arab Publishers Conference 2018. IPA’s Secretary General, José Borghino was also present and gave a speech on piracy.
In January 2018, two big stories have demonstrated the importance of freedom to publish from two very different perspectives. The first was about a publisher being able to publish despite threats from a country’s highest office. The second saw a publisher deprived again of his freedom because he made books available that didn’t please the ruling regime. This is why the IPA Prix Voltaire is so important – it enables us to shine a light on worldwide challenges to freedom to publish.
On 11th January IPA announced the shortlist for the 2018 Prix Voltaire. Find out more about the courageous people fighting for freedom to publish around the world starting today with Azadeh Paraspour.
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.