Richard Charkin at Mid-Term

Interviewed recently by Benedicte Page for The Bookseller, Richard Charkin talks about the challenges and achievements of his first 12 months as IPA president.


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IPA Demands Protection for Publishers in Bangladesh

The murderous attacks on Bangladeshi publishers and writers over the weekend are direct attacks on the freedom to publish — a fundamental freedom in all civilized countries.

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Publishers must keep taking risks in supporting freedom of expression

William Nygaard was shot outside his home after he published Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses in Norway. We interviewed him about publishers' responsibilities in upholding freedom of expression.

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Celebrating freedom of expression in Turkey

Each year, the Turkish Publishers Association presents Freedom of Thought and Expression Awards to authors and publishers who are fighting to uphold freedom of expression. Read about this year's winners.

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Freedom to Publish news stories 2015

Salman Rushdie slams critics of PEN's Charlie Hebdo tribute (27.4.2015)

Amos Yee: YouTube star, teenager, dissident (10.4.2015)

Japan reviews history textbooks for its schoolchildren, and riles its neighbours (10.4.2015)

Naomi Wolf: The fastest way to spread extremism is with the censor's boot (7.4.2015)

Book publishers warn of censorship in Hong Kong (30.3.15)

Clean Reader app, which filters/changes "offensive" language, backs down after writers protest. (30.3.15)

Amos Yee, 17 year-old YouTuber, arrested in Singapore for posting criticism of Lee Kuan Yew (30.3.15)

Charlie Hebdo and the right to publish

South African political cartoonist Zapiro (aka Jonathan Shapiro) was the winner of the 2012 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize. In the wake of the January 7th attack on Charlie Hebdo, we spoke to him about growing threats to freedom of expression.

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