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Razia Rahman Jolly stands in front of a mural of her late husband, Faisal Arefin Dipan, at Jagriti Publishing House in Bangladesh

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) awarded Jagriti Publishing House, Bangladesh, the 2020 AAP International Freedom to Publish | Jeri Laber Award. Given annually, the award recognizes a book publisher outside the United States who has demonstrated courage and fortitude in defending freedom of expression. In bestowing this award, AAP has long been guided by the principle that if one of us is denied the right to publish, that threat affects us all.

IPA and Dubai Cares visit Book Bunk ahead of the 2019 IPA Regional Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya

The first round of funding in IPA’s Africa Publishing Innovation Fund, backed by Dubai Cares, included support for Book Bunk, the regeneration project of the Macmillan Library and 2 in Nairobi, Kenya. The two co-founders, Wanjiru Koinange and Angela Wachuka, spoke recently to CC’s Beyond the Book.

5th Arab Publishers Conference Flyer

The 5th Arab Publishers Conference, organized by the Arab Publishers Association, featured a keynote from IPA President-elect, Bodour Al Qasimi, and a panel featuring IPA Secretary General, José Borghino, who spoke about our latest from Response to Recovery Report.

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Michiel Kolman
10 March 2021
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
As Chair of the IPA's Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak to Peter Dowling, the Immediate Past President of the Publishers Association of New Zealand about their efforts to make their industry ...
Hugo Setzer
05 March 2021
Book policy
Publishing industry
Accessibility
For the last four years, as Vice-President and then President of the International Publishers Association, I promoted accessible publishing around the world, talking with key stakeholders of the book industry and addressing multiple audiences about t...
Michiel Kolman
11 February 2021
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
In 2017 the UK Publishers Association launched its Inclusivity Action Plan which was ambitious, comprehensive and not matched by any PA around the world. The UK PA is to be saluted for being a trailblazer in our industry on Diversity & Inclusion ...
Michiel Kolman
12 January 2021
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
Two years ago Hugo Setzer asked me to become the IPA’s Presidential Envoy for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in our industry. As the term of President Setzer is over my D&I envoy appointment also comes to an end but my work on this topic at ...
Hugo Setzer
16 December 2020
Publishing industry
“The big challenges of the twenty-first century will be global in nature. […] The whole of humankind now constitutes a single civilization, with all people sharing common challenges and opportunities.”Yuval Noah Harari, in his book “21 Lessons for th...
James Taylor
30 November 2020
Copyright
Publishing industry
The hybrid 40th SCCR maintained the traditional schedule of a normal meeting and so reserved the last session for a quick review of the subjects which are vying for a position on the formal SCCR policy agenda: a miscellany it gathers togeth...
James Taylor
19 November 2020
Copyright
Publishing industry
Day 3 of the hybrid SCCR 40 saw the Exceptions and Limitations discussions take centre stage. Given the decision of Member States to limit interactions at this meeting to stock-taking, the main focus was on the 130-page report issued by WIP...
James Taylor
19 November 2020
Copyright
Publishing industry
This first meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of 2020 is an almost 100% virtual affair, save for a handful of people in the plenary chamber in Geneva, with a dramatically reduced programme of a couple of hou...

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