The 2021 Prix Voltaire shortlist, celebrating publishers who have shown significant courage and integrity in defending the freedom to publish, was revealed in October by the IPA. Among this year’s notable nominees was Mikado Publishing, a Turkish publishing house founded in 2006. In this article we look more closely into their work and their commitment to the Freedom to Publish.

Pham Doan Trang

Ahead of her upcoming trial on 4 November, the undersigned 28 human rights and freedom of expression organizations today condemn the ongoing arbitrary detention of independent journalist and woman human rights defender Pham Doan Trang. We call on the Vietnamese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release and drop all charges against her. The persecution of Doan Trang and other human rights defenders, including independent writers and journalists, is part of the worsening assault on the rights to freedom of expression and information in Vietnam.

Gif showing the shortlisted publishers for the 2021 IPA Prix Voltaire

The International Publishers Association (IPA) announces the five-strong shortlist for the 2020 IPA Prix Voltaire, an award that recognizes exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish and in providing a platform, through print or digital media, for others to exercise their right to freedom of expression. 

At its second consecutive virtual General Assembly the world’s largest federation of publishers’ associations welcomed 3 new members, refreshed the composition of two Committees and was addressed by the new President of PEN International.

Logo composite WAN IFRA, IPA, IFJ

The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the International Publishers Association (IPA), and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) call on Pakistani authorities to retract plans to establish the ‘Pakistan Media Development Authority’ (PMDA) that risks placing strict state control over all media.

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