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

2011

22/12/11 – IPA Defends Egyptian Publishers against Accusations from Egyptian Military Government

09/12/11 – IPA Letter to Council of Europe Condemning Russia's anti-LGBT Laws

15/11/11 – IPA & PEN International Call for Immediate Release of Publisher Zarakolu (on Day of the Imprisoned Writer)

01/11/11 – IPA Calls for Immediate Release of Publisher Zarakolu

10/10/11 – IPA Calls for Immediate Acquittal of Buroughs Turkish Publisher

05/07/11 – IPA Calls for Immediate Acquittal of Publisher Irfan Sanci

08/06/11 – IPA Condemns Attack on Bui Chat

03/05/11 – Bui Chat Released on Conditions

01/05/11 – IPA Condemns Arrest of Bui Chat and Calls for his Immediate Release

25/04/11 – The 2011 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize Goes to Bui Chat of Giay Vun Publishing

21/04/11 – IPA Open Letter Seeking UN's Assistance in Stopping the Persecution of Leading Independent Publishers & Writers in Iran

18/04/11 – IPA to Name 2011 Freedom to Publish Prize Recipient at Buenos Aires Book Fair

11/03/11 – IPA Condemns Conviction of Publisher Zarakolu

09/03/11 – Joint IPA-PEN-Index on Censorship UPR Submission on Syria

10/02/11 – Joint IPA-EPA Declaration: Egyptian Publishers Stand Up for Freedom

02/02/11 – IPA Vice-President's Publishing House under Attack!

28/01/2011 – IPA Calls on Egyptian Authorities to Restore Freedom of Expression on the Eve of the Cairo Book Fair

17/01/11 – IPA Reports Criticizes Censorship in Vietnam

2010

07/12/10 – IPA Welcomes Acquittal of Turkish Publisher Irfan Sanci

25/11/10 – Norwegian Publishers Offer NOK 500,000 Reward Following the Reopening of the Investigation of the Nygaard Case

02/11/10 – Dosh Receives 2010 IPA FTP Prize at 29th Istanbul Book Fair

09/10 – Invitation to UN-side Event on Freedom of Expression and Defamation of Religions

24/08/10 – IPA Letter to Hu Jintao Calling for the Release of Tragyal

10/06/10 – IPA and Pen International Condemn Conviction of N. Mehmet Güler

09/06/2010 – IPA Calls for Acquittal of Publisher Zarakolu

07/06/10 – 5th Report of the Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG) (Eng.) (Fr.)

17/02/10 – Freedom of Expression Organisations Call on Iran to Open Doors to UN Human Rights Experts

11/02/10 – Free Press and Free Expression Organisations to Iran: Release Jailed Journalists, Writers

10/02/10 – Open Letter to Ayatollah Khamenei. Help free writers held in Iran: Sign Petition!

7/01/10 – IPA & WAN Call on France to Pressure Tunisia on Freedom of Expression (Eng., Fr.)

pre-2010

31/07/09 – IPA Publishers List of Arrested Iranian Journalists, Writers and Publishers and Demands their Immediate Release

18/06/09 – "Freedom to Publish under Siege in Iran" - IPA Report Slams Censorhip in Iran

04/06/09 – IPA President Speech for the Award Ceremony of the 2009 IPA FTP Prize (to OLPEC Founders S. Bensedrine, N. Rjiba and M. Talbi)

25/04/09 – IPA Freedom to Publish Prize Goes to 3 Tunisia Activists (Eng., Fr.)

26/02/09 – IPA letter to EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn

20/02/09 – IPA Protests Ban on Vietnamese Publisher

20/02/09 – IPA letter to Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications

09/01/09 – 2009 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize: Nominate by 13 March!

01/10/08 – Publishers and Booksellers Strongly Condemn Recent Attacks on Publishers and Booksellers

17/09/08 – Publisher Ragip Zarakolu Receives 2008 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize at Opening of International Seminar on Neo-Censorship

29/08/08 – IPA urges Russian authorities to lift censorship on Muslim litterature

20/08/08 – TMG protests attack on journalist and representative of IFEX member group, Sihem Bensedrine at Tunis Airport (Eng. & Fr.)

10/07/08 – TMG Raises Tunisian Concerns with French President (Eng., Fr.)

09/07/08 – WAN/TMG/IPA letter to President Sarkozy re FoE in Tunisia (Eng.) (Fr.)

01/07/08 – Threats to the Open Book - Register for Int'l Symposium on Neo-Censorship - Amsterdam 18-20 September 2008

20/06/2008 – IPA letter to Vietnamese PM

19/06/08 – Article 301: IPA and PEN Condemn Sentencing of Publisher Zarakolu

09/06/08 – UNHRC - Item 6 - Joint IPA/PEN/WAN Oral Submission

15/05/08 – 2008 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize goes to Ragýp Zarakolu

30/04/08 – Article 301 Reform Fails to Meet Publisher Demands

08/04/08 – IPA/PEN/WPFC written submission to the UPR Session on Tunisia (8 April 2008)

06/03/08 – IPA Condemns Calls for a Boycott of Paris Book Fair

05/03/08 – TMG Urges Tunisian Government to Cease Repeated Attacks on HR Defenders

17/01/08 – International Publishers Commemorate Hrant Dink

16/01/08 – 2008 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize: Nominate by 18 April - 2008 Nomination Form

12/12/07 – IPA deplores continued harassment as Zarakolu trial drags on

10/12/07 – Joint IPA/PEN report on freedom of expression in Belarus

20/11/07 – IPA/PEN/WPFC written submission to the UPR Session to be held on 7-18 April 2008

12/10/07 – IPA Freedom to Publish Prize to be awarded in Amsterdam World Book Capital City 2008

11/10/07 – IPA supports Table Mountain Declaration

10/10/07 – IPA supports Table Mountain Declaration. See IPA Resolution. See Table Mountain Declaration

11/09/07 – IPA meets Anna Politkovskaya's newspaper in Moscow

10/09/07 – IPA, PEN and ARTICLE 19 call for the abolition of Art. 301

25/07/07 – Tunisia Monitoring Group welcomes liberation of Mohamed Abbou (Fr., Eng.)

15/06/07 – 2007 IPA Freedom Awards open 2nd Cape Town Book Fair

08/06/07 – Open Letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao

29/05/07 – IPA Freedom to Publish Director addresses 5th Freedom of Expression Gathering

16/05/07 – 2007 IPA Freedom Prize goes to Zimbabwean publisher Ncube. 2007 IPA Freedom Prize - Special Award goes to Dink and Politkovskaya

16/05/07 – Publisher pressure reunites Tehran Book Fair

25/04/07 – Open Letter to President of UN Council on Human Rights condemning resolution on defamation

25/04/07 – IPA condemns UN resolution on defamation

19/04/07 – IPA condemns assassination of Turkish publishers and presses for thorough investigation to end escalation of brutal attacks on freedom of expression

11/04/07 – 4th Report of the Tunisia Monitoring Group (Eng., Fr.)

11/04/07 – IPA and fellow Tunisia Monitoring Group members launch 4th report on Freedom of Expression in Tunisia

09/03/07 – IPA Letter to Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance opposing book fair separation plans

23/02/07 – Letter urging the repeal of Article 301 TPC

13/02/07 – Joint Declaration demanding abolishment of article 301 TPC

13/02/07 – 34 non-governmental organisations have released a Joint Declaration demanding a total abolishment of article 301 TPC

19/01/07 – IPA condemns the killing of Hrant Dink

08/12/06 – IPA receives "Liberty" Prize

05/12/06 – IPA denounces censorship in Iran

05/12/06 – IPA Letter to Iranian authorities urging descrease in levels of censorship

12/10/06 – IPA welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Prize for literature to Orhan Pamuk

10/10/06 – IPA condemns the murder of Anna Politkovskaya

21-24/09/06 – Freedom of Expression in focus @ Göteborg Book Fair (Programme)

21/09/06 – First IPA Freedom Prize goes to courageous Female Iranian Publisher

01/05/2006 – 3rd Report of the Tunisia Monitoring Group

07/04/06 – Publishers reaffirm commitment to Freedom of Expression

08/03/06 – US calls alleged Al-Jazeera bombing threat "unfounded" and "preposterous"

15/11/05 – FoE experts question credibility of UN World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia (Eng. & Fr.)

26/09/05 – WSIS Prepcom 3 – Press Conference on FoE in Tunisia – Geneva

01/09/05 – 2nd Report of the Tunisia Monitoring Group (Eng., Fr.)

09/06/05 – TMG members urge Tunisian authorities to release books blocked through the legal submission procedure (Eng. & Fr.)

01/06/05 – Report on banned books in Tunisia

17/05/05 – Joint IPA/PEN Comments to new Turkish Penal Code

28/04/05 – TMG members call on Tunisian authorities to stop confiscating books at Tunis airport (Eng., Fr.)

11/02/05 – Joint IPA/PEN Oral Submission before the UN Commission on Human Rights

01/02/05 – Joint IPA/PEN/IBF Letter in Greek blasphemy case

14/12/04 – IPA Letter protesting banning of The Da Vinci Code in Lebanon

01/12/04 – IPA/PEN Report on Freedom of Expression in Turkey

15/11/04 – IPA Position Paper – Cultural Diversity Convention

20/06/04 – Joint IFLA/IPA Statement on the OFAC Regulations

16/04/04 – IPA Letter defending freedom to publish in the Philippines

23/03/04 – Joint IPA/PEN Oral Submission before the UN Commission on Human Rights

07/07/03 – Report on postponement of implementation of Hong Kong's Art. 23

26/06/03 – Joint IFLA/IPA Statement on Freedom of Expression on the Internet

20/02/03 – Joint IFLA/IPA Statement on the Role of Creators