IPA Concerned about Freedom of Expression in Nigeria, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia

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.

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President Zuma Drops Lawsuit against IPA Freedom to Publish Prize-winner

President Zuma has withdrawn his claim for compensation and an apology against cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (“Zapiro”).

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The 2012 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize Goes to Jonathan Shapiro (“Zapiro”)

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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IPA Report Critizices Censorship in Vietnam

In its first report on the freedom to publish conditions in Vietnam, IPA concludes that the screening of books is a complex, opaque, at time irrational, and highly bureaucratic process that books and other written materials have to undergo prior to- and post- publication, and formulates an IPA Road Map for Freedom to Publish, making specific recommendations to the Vietnamese government to move towards greater freedom to publish in the country.

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2012

01/11/12 – President Zuma Drops Lawsuit against IPA Freedom to Publish Prize-winner

15/10/12 – IPA Statement before the UN Human Rights Committee

28/09/12 – Freedom to Publish Mass Trial Continues in Turkey. IPA Calls for Release of Academic and Publisher Deniz Zarakolu

02/07/12 – Freedom to Publish Trial Opens in Turkey. IPA Observers Call for Acquittal of Publisher Ragıp Zarakolu.

08/06/12 – The 2012 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize Goes to Jonathan Shapiro ("Zapiro")

10/04/12 – Publisher & Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Zarakolu Freed Pending Trial

14/03/12 – IPA Demands Freedom for Nobel Peace Nominee Ragip Zarakolu

01/03/12 – IPA Urges Morocco to Authorize the Distribution of a Book

17/01/12 – IPA Report Criticizes Censorship in Vietnam