Myung-hwan Kim delivers speech at Seoul Intenrational Book fair Freedom to Publish Seminar

Alongside the Award ceremony for the 2019 IPA Prix Voltaire, the 2019 Seoul International Book Fair also hosted a two-part seminar on Freedom to Publish featuring IPA President, Hugo Setzer, the Chair of IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee, Kristenn Einarsson, and Committee member Myung-hwan Kim.

Mahmoud Lotfy delivers speech at 2019 Prix Voltaire ceremony in Seoul, Korea

The emotional ceremony for the IPA 2019 Prix Voltaire was held in Seoul, Korea on 21 June where Khaled Lotfy’s brother, Mahmoud, received the prize on his behalf and delivered a powerful speech asking for Egyptian President el-Sisi to grant the publisher a pardon.

Salon du livre de Geneve

The professional section of the Geneva Book Fair programme featured a session on censorship this year. IPA’s Director of Communications and Freedom to Publish, James Taylor, moderated the session which featured the President of PEN Club France, Emmanuel Pierrat, Alexis Krikorian of Amnesty International and Madame Kadiatou Konaré of Cauris Livres.

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.

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