London Book Fair 2019

Following last year’s successful first edition, IPA is again partnering with London Book Fair to shine a light on Freedom to Publish challenges around the world. With freedom to publish under greater threat in many countries, it is not to be missed.

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. 

Parsapour delivers video message at AAP GA

London based Iranian publisher, Azadeh Parsapour, a two-time Prix Voltaire nominee and regular blogger for the IPA, was announced as the recipient of the 2018 Jeri Laber Award, the Association of American Publishers International Freedom to Publish Prize. Read more.

Simon and Schuster logo

IPA backs Simon and Schuster in the face of legal threats from the Trump campaign to prevent the publication of a book giving an insider’s account of the Donald Trump White House.

Participants at MABOPA Freedom to Publish seminar

On 27 August, IPA Secretary General, José Borghino, was invited to headline the inaugural event in a seminar series on the subject of Freedom to Publish for the IPA’s Malaysian member, the Malaysian Book Publishers Association (MABOPA).

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