The International Publishers Association today called for the immediate release and protection of a 73-year-old publisher arrested in Dhaka Monday on the grounds that he had launched a book deemed offensive to Islam.

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has joined the Swedish Publishers Association (SPA) and the Publishers Association (PA) UK in expressing deep concern about the whereabouts and safety of five Hong Kong-based publishers and booksellers.

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has joined the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) and European journalism and freedom-of-speech watchdogs to condemn the Vatican for attempting to jail two authors who alleged corruption and financial wrongdoing in the highest circles of the Holy See.

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has named Ben Steward as its first Director, Communications and Freedom to Publish, in a move designed to boost awareness of the IPA’s work, especially in defending the right of publishers to publish and distribute works in complete freedom, and in promoting copyright.

International Publishers Association (IPA) today endorsed licensing as the best way to safeguard copies of works in libraries and archives during the debate at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

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