• IPA-WIPO publishing industry pilot survey published

    The first joint IPA-WIPO study is published today. It represents a solid starting point for future studies. We look at some of those results and other recent articles explaining the importance of gathering publishing industry statistics.

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  • IPA backs WIPO accessibility work

    IPA President, Michiel Kolman, and Vice President, Hugo Setzer, feature in the latest edition of WIPO magazine promoting the Marrakesh Treaty and the work of the Accessible Books Consortium.

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  • Freedom to Publish at London Book Fair

    If you want to know more about IPA's Freedom to Publish work then London Book Fair is an excellent opportunity for members and non-members alike to do so, with workshops, open meetings and a seminar.

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  • Supporting Quality Information: Libraries and Publishers Dialogue

    Libraries and publishers both play an essential role in the production of, and the provision of access to, creativity and knowledge. In their pursuit of this goal, we are affected by the same trends, and share many of the same concerns.

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  • Congress Hears Powerful Freedom to Publish Testimonies

    Can awards, such as the IPA’s Prix Voltaire, make a difference to the situation of Freedom to Publish defenders? How can we tackle self-censorship? The sessions answering those questions and the Prix Voltaire award ceremony took congress delegates on an emotional rollercoaster.

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  • Copyright at the crux of the IPA Congress

    Intellectual Property was a central feature of the programme at the 2018 IPA International Publishers Congress in New Delhi, including two fascinating sessions: Shaping the Future of Intellectual Property in Publishing and Responding to Copyright Challenges.

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  • Gui Minhai awarded 2018 IPA Prix Voltaire

    • missing Hong Kong/Swedish publisher Gui Minhai selected for award that supports defenders of freedom to publish.
    • Award to be presented at International Publishers Congress in New Delhi on 12 February


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  • UNESCO names Sharjah World Book Capital 2019

    UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova has named Sharjah, widely considered the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf, UNESCO World Book Capital 2019.

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IPA Congress – New Delhi 2018

IPA Congress – New Delhi 2018

On 10-14 February 2018, hundreds of publishing stakeholders from around the world will gather in New Delhi for the 32nd International Publishers Congress.

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Freedom to Publish discussion at heart of Leipzig Book Fair
At this year’s Leipzig Book Fair, IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee chairman, Kristenn Einarsson, joined Hungarian publisher and IPA 2018 Prix Voltaire nominee, Tamas Miklos, as well as German publisher Christoph Links to discuss Europe and Freedom of Expression. Freedom to Publish was a visible issue at the Congress with the Börsenverein promoting its “Für das Wort und die Freiheit” campaign and putting a giant #FreeGuiMinhai hashtag on the cen...
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