A crucial part of IPA's mission is to inform member associations and the wider global publishing community about breaking developments which will impact publishers. We do this through a number of channels. the IPA website, our monthly e-newsletter, press releases and the IPA's dedicated social media feeds.

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


Stephan de Valk
24 January 2022
Book policy
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
The theme for UNESCO’s fourth International Day of Education is Changing course, transforming education and the last two years have shown how educational publishers have been able to pivot quickly, changing course, to keep pupils learning....
Rachel Martin
10 December 2021
Publishing industry
The SDG Publishers Compact, launched by the International Publishers Association and the United Nations back in 2020, has continued to gather momentum for the wider publishing sector. In practice, the compact requires aligning our daily practices, ou...
Michiel Kolman
06 December 2021
Freedom to publish
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
Michiel Kolman, Chair of the IPA's Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee talks to author, translator and publisher Lawrence Schimel about his children's books, their reception in different markets and the shared borders of freedom to publish an...
Michiel Kolman
13 November 2021
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion

Michiel Kolman, Chair of the IPA's Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee talks to Yannick Geens about the European project Every Story Matters.

Hugo Setzer
29 October 2021
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
Hugo Setzer, IPA Past President and head of the IPA's Accessibility Working Group spoke to Paul Gillijns and Sanne Walraven of the Dutch Educational Publishers and Dutch General Publishers Associations respectively about their 18 month programme to t...
James Taylor
21 September 2021
Publishing industry
The term of IPA Past President, Dr Michiel Kolman, on the board of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) came to an end last month. The ABC is hosted by WIPO and is part of the practical implementation of the Marakesh Treaty. Michiel has been succeed...
Alison Tweed
13 September 2021
Book policy
Publishing industry
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