Press Releases

IPA calls for nominations for the 2017 IPA Prix Voltaire

The International Publishers Association today launches its call for nominations for the 2017 IPA Prix Voltaire — a unique award in celebrating the freedom to publish, without which many writers would be unable to exercise their freedom of expression.

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IPA releases guide unpacking the Marrakesh Treaty for publishers

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has released a comprehensive guide to help world publishers better understand their responsibilities under the Marrakesh Treaty for visually impaired and other print disabled people who are unable to use standard format books.

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Book industry bodies press Ankara for unconditional release of Aslı Erdoğan, Necmiye Alpay and all prisoners of conscience

Brussels, 25 November 2016 — At its General Assembly in Strasbourg on Thursday (24 November), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) was deeply concerned by news that the eminent Turkish novelist and human rights activist Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay had been rearrested on Wednesday (23 November), and charged with 'membership of a terrorist organization'.

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World publishers appeal for mercy for Mauritanian death-row blogger

The Geneva-based International Publishers Association (IPA) has joined a growing international chorus appealing for clemency for Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, whose execution for apostasy is sought by clerics over a post written in December 2013.

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World publishers decry Ankara’s abuse of State of Emergency powers to shutter a 30th Turkish publishing house

The Geneva-based International Publishers Association (IPA), speaking for 64 national publishers’ associations in 59 countries, has condemned the de facto state closure of yet another Turkish publishing house, Evrensel Basım Yayın (Evrensel Publishing House), under the government’s much expanded state of emergency powers.

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IPA General Assembly votes to admit five new members, further expanding IPA’s global footprint

National publishers associations from Iraq, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Morocco and Senegal became provisional members of the International Publishers Association (IPA) today when their applications were unanimously accepted by the General Assembly, meeting during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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