The International Publishers Association's Freedom to Publish Committee has named its top five nominees for the 2016 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize. The eventual winner will be presented with the award – which includes CHF 10,000 (EUR 9,200 / USD 10,300) – on 10 April at the International Publishers Congress gala dinner, in London.

This week's jailing of Egyptian author Ahmed Naji over a book deemed too explicit is further proof that Egypt is squandering the gains of the Arab Spring and regressing to the same authoritarianism that sparked the revolution, the International Publishers Association (IPA) warned today.

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.

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