Award ceremony photo including Kristenn Einarsson, Thanapol Eawsakul and Bodour Al Qasimi

One of the highlights of the 33rd International Publishers Congress was the awarding of the 2022 IPA Prix Voltaire with co-founder Thanapol Eawsakul travelling to Jakarta to receive the prize.

Logo cloud of signatories of the UK Anti-SLAPP coalition model anti-SLAPP Law

A model anti-SLAPP Law drafted in consultation with leading media lawyers and industry experts on behalf of the UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition and supported by over 70 leading editors, lawyers, publishers, and journalists was sent to the Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab. The model law outlines how best the UK Government can make good on its commitment made in July to reform the law to introduce robust anti-SLAPP measures and protect those holding the powerful to account.

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Following reports in international media (The Guardian, Le Monde) the International Publishers Association is extremely concerned about a new bill which, if adopted, will prohibit the ‘promotion of non-traditional sexual relations’. This legislation will undoubtedly seriously diminish the freedom to publish in Russia.

On Monday 17 October, the Swedish Publishers Association marked seven years since Swedish publisher, and 2018 IPA Prix Voltaire laureate, Gui Minhai disappeared from his holiday home in Thailand with a social media campaign for publishers in peril #fansladerförläggare.

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