Screenshot of the TPA's 2020 Freedom of Thought and Expression Awards

Since 1995, the Turkish Publishers Association (TPA) has worked to promote the freedom to publish both in Turkey and worldwide. As part of this work the TPA presents the annual “Freedom of Thought and Expression Awards” with an author, a publisher and an independent bookstore being recognised every year.

The end of 2020 brought good news on the copyright front. The 3rd Amendment of China’s Copyright Law was officially announced to be passed on November 11, coming into effect on June 1, 2021. China’s copyright review process started in 2011 and aimed to catch up with the impacts of technology in copyright-based industries’ business models.

Razia Rahman Jolly stands in front of a mural of her late husband, Faisal Arefin Dipan, at Jagriti Publishing House in Bangladesh

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) awarded Jagriti Publishing House, Bangladesh, the 2020 AAP International Freedom to Publish | Jeri Laber Award. Given annually, the award recognizes a book publisher outside the United States who has demonstrated courage and fortitude in defending freedom of expression. In bestowing this award, AAP has long been guided by the principle that if one of us is denied the right to publish, that threat affects us all.

IPA and Dubai Cares visit Book Bunk ahead of the 2019 IPA Regional Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya

The first round of funding in IPA’s Africa Publishing Innovation Fund, backed by Dubai Cares, included support for Book Bunk, the regeneration project of the Macmillan Library and 2 in Nairobi, Kenya. The two co-founders, Wanjiru Koinange and Angela Wachuka, spoke recently to CC’s Beyond the Book.

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James Taylor
21 September 2021
Partnership
Publishing industry
Accessibility
The term of IPA Past President, Dr Michiel Kolman, on the board of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) came to an end last month. The ABC is hosted by WIPO and is part of the practical implementation of the Marakesh Treaty. Michiel has been succeed...
Alison Tweed
13 September 2021
Partnership
Book policy
Literacy
Publishing industry
Our charity, Book Aid International, works for a world where everyone has access to books that will enrich, improve, and change their lives. Every year, we provide around one million brand new books to thousands of libraries, schools, universities, h...
Michiel Kolman
07 September 2021
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
It seems that with each passing day there is yet another climate change crisis dominating our news headlines.  The world’s scientists have declared that we are fast approaching global tipping points where we can still try and minimize the devast...
Gvantsa Jobava
25 June 2021
Partnership
Book policy
Literacy
Publishing industry
On 16 June during Bologna Children's Book Fair, Aldus Up, the European book fairs network co-founded in the framework of the Creative Europe programme and coordinated by the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) published two studies on existing surve...
Hugo Setzer
07 June 2021
Publishing industry
We may indeed regard the Berne Convention as one of the great charters of literary liberty; it has directly and powerfully influenced all legislation touching copyright matters which has been achieved since it came into force.  John Murray, IPA ...
James Taylor
04 June 2021
Partnership
Literacy
Publishing industry
The SDG Book Club was an idea formed through a unique collaboration between the IPA and the United  Nations and involved the full spectrum of the book chain. The idea was simple; to use books as tool to encourage children aged between 6-12 to un...

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