Press Releases

UNESCO names Athens World Book Capital 2018

Athens has been named World Book Capital 2018 by the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee, comprising representatives of the IPA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and UNESCO, which met at UNESCO headquarters, in Paris.

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IPA calls for immediate release of jailed Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan

The IPA has joined the Turkish Publishers Association in urging Ankara to respect the basic rights and freedoms of writers and publishers, in light of the continuing detention of novelist, columnist and human rights activist, Aslı Erdoğan, who was arrested on 19 August 2016.

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IPA welcomes acquittal of 'Vatileaks 2' writers but blasts Vatican intimidation tactics

The International Publishers Association (IPA) and the Associazione Italiana Editori (Italian Publishers Association, AIE) has welcomed news that the case against the two 'Vatileaks 2' writers had collapsed, but condemned the Vatican's attempt to intimidate the journalists into silence.

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Bangladesh: IPA renews call to free publisher and curb violence

The International Publishers Association and its Freedom to Publish Committee today renewed its call for the immediate release of a 73-year-old publisher held in Dhaka since February, after the High Court of Bangladesh denied his application for bail.

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IPA General Assembly adopts key amendments to enhance the processes underpinning the IPA’s work

The International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest federation of publishers associations, held an Extraordinary General Assembly in London today (11 April, 2016) where IPA members adopted a number of governance amendments intended to optimize the democratic processes behind the organization’s decision-making.

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IPA awards first ever IPA Prix Voltaire to jailed Saudi writer and free speech activist, Raif Badawi

The International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest federation of publishing associations, has named the jailed creator of a secularist Saudi website, Raif Badawi, the first winner of the IPA Prix Voltaire, formerly the IPA Freedom to Publish Prize.

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