Prix Voltaire short-list composite

The International Publishers Association (IPA) today announces the shortlist for the 2019 IPA Prix Voltaire, which rewards exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish and in enabling others to exercise their right to freedom of expression.

Freedom to Publish panel members: Ana Maria Cabanellas, Hugo Setzer, Kristenn Einarsson, Roberto Banchik

While IPA President Michiel Kolman, Vice-President-elect Bodour Al Qasimi and Secretary General José Borghino led the IPA delegation that attended WIPO’s SCCR in Geneva, President-elect Hugo Setzer and Chair of the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee, Kristenn Einarsson, attended the Guadalajara Book Fair.

Ensaf Haidar speaking in Frankfurt

IPA held a freedom to publish seminar during Frankfurt Book Fair. Focussing on the relatives of detained publishers, the session featured Ensaf Haidar, the wife of Saudi blogger and IPA Prix Voltaire recipient, Raif Badawi. She continues to campaign for his release. You can also read here an exclusive interview with Angela Gui on her campaigning for her father. 

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