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Following last year’s successful first edition, IPA is again partnering with London Book Fair to shine a light on Freedom to Publish challenges around the world. With freedom to publish under greater threat in many countries, it is not to be missed.

Under the banner Paying the Price: Is Truth to be Trusted, or Just an Outdated Trend? leading influencers will discuss the crucial role publishers play in the curation of fact and fiction with the seminar being opened by IPA President, Hugo Setzer. 

Angela Gui will talk about her father, last year’s Prix Voltaire recipient, Gui Minhai, currently in detention in China.

Claire Armitstead, Associate Editor for Culture at The Guardian will then lead a panel discussion with Nick Tyrone of Radix and Jodie Ginsberg of Index on Censorship.

More information on the seminar can be found on London Book Fair’s website here. If you haven’t got your ticket for London Book Fair yet, you can do so here.

You can read about last year’s event here.

Following successful events at Book Fair’s including London, Leipzig, Oslo, Göteborg, Frankfurt, Sharjah and Guadalajara in 2018, IPA is looking at developing its events in this area further. Book Fairs interested in developing such sessions should contact the IPA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Azadeh Parsapour
12 December 2018
Publishing industry
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James Taylor
30 November 2018
Publishing industry
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James Taylor
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Publishing industry
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James Taylor
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Publishing industry
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James Taylor
27 November 2018
Publishing industry

The first day of the SCCR37 closed with ‘informal’ discussions about the Broadcasting Treaty amid much interest about whether the Argentine and American proposals would lead to a breakthrough or the continuation of the current deadlock.

James Taylor
26 November 2018
Publishing industry
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Azadeh Parsapour
20 September 2018
Freedom to publish
The first time I encountered a self-published book in Iran was about 10 years ago. My blogger friend tried to publish his first collection of short stories and faced a dead end with the book office censors. The whole book had a dark comedy theme and,...
Hugo Setzer
30 August 2018
Publishing industry

From 21-24 August I had the chance to attend the Beijing International Book Fair on behalf of IPA.

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