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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IPA Freedom to Publish winner honoured in Lithuania

Ihar Lohvinau

Ihar Lohvinau, the Belarusian publisher who won the IPA 2014 Freedom to Publish Prize has been honoured at a special ceremony in Vilnius, organised by the Federation of European Publishers (FEP).

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Free at last! Turkish publisher Deniz Zarakolu released from detention

Deniz Zarakolu

We are delighted to report that Turkish writer, publisher and translator Deniz Zarakolu has been released from prison, after spending two and a half years in pre-trial detention.

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“Absurd and dangerous”: Apple bans French novel because of its cover

La Femme by Bénédicte Martin

The IPA has expressed serious concern about Apple's decision to ban the sale of a French novel because of its cover art.

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Publishers from Belarus and Afghanistan join Freedom to Publish Prize short list

Ihar Lohvinau

Ihar Lohvinau (pictured) from Belarus and the Afghan PEN Centre have been included in the short list for the 2014 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize.

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