Screenshot of Joshua Wong tweet highlighting unavailable books

The International Publishers Association is extremely concerned by reports in the GuardianGlobal Times and The Wall Street Journal among others that books by prominent protester, Joshua Wong, and Hong Kong politician, Tanya Chan, have been removed from public libraries and bookshops as the new Chinese Security Law is implemented in Hong Kong. 

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The International Publishers Association has co-signed a statement calling on Vietnamese authorities to cease their crackdown on independent media and those who express dissent and to protect and promote the rights to freedom of expression, opinion, and information, in line with Viet Nam’s obligations under international law.

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On Monday 20 July, watch the second part of a fascinating discussion between IPA President, Hugo Setzer, and Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation where they will discuss the future of multi-lateralism and copyright.

Dipanpur sign in Dhaka, Bangladesh, next to photo of Faisal Arefin Dipan

The international Publishers Association has contributed 1,000CHF to kickstart an international appeal for support as the lockdown in Bangladesh puts the legacy Faisal Arefin Dipan at risk. His widow, Razia Rahman Joly, carried on his publishing house and opened a bookshop, Dipanpur, in his memory. 3 months of lockdown and no income mean eviction and closure are now looming.

Composite image IPA and Liberal Publishing House logos

The International Publishers Association took to a virtual stage on June 3 to unveil the laureate of the 2020 Prix Voltaire which supports defenders of freedom to publish: Liberal Publishing House (Vietnam). 

Khaled Lotfy

On the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day on April 25, with Ramadan, the month of forgiveness, approaching, and as Khaled Lotfy has already served more than one-third of his liberty-depriving sentence in prison, IPA reiterates its appeal to Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to release Egyptian publisher Khaled Lotfy.

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