Azadeh Parsapour

Having spoken passionately at the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Seminar at the London Book Fair, Azadeh Parsapour, the London-based Iranian publisher behind Nogaam ePublishing will contribute regular posts for the IPA on the current challenges faced by publishers in Iran.

MK Keynote at FtP Seminar at LBF

The IPA’s first Freedom to Publish Seminar at the London Book Fair took place on the opening day and saw a packed room listen to the sometimes-frightening challenges many publishers face around the world.

Michiel Kolman Keynote - IPA at LBF Freedom to Publish Seminar

Censor, advocate or disruptor? The role of Publishers in an Evolving Publishing and Media Landscape, 10th April 2018

Jennifer Clement delivers her Keynote at the 2018 IPA International Publisher Congresss

Jennifer Clement's Keynote Speech at the 2018 IPA International Publishers Congress

Source: Ministry of Culture, Tunisia

Freedom to Publish Committee Chair, Kristenn Einarsson and Committee member Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi joined a panel discussion at the Fourth Arab Publishers Conference 2018. IPA’s Secretary General, José Borghino was also present and gave a speech on piracy.

Prix Voltaire 2018 Nominees

In January 2018, two big stories have demonstrated the importance of freedom to publish from two very different perspectives. The first was about a publisher being able to publish despite threats from a country’s highest office. The second saw a publisher deprived again of his freedom because he made books available that didn’t please the ruling regime. This is why the IPA Prix Voltaire is so important – it enables us to shine a light on worldwide challenges to freedom to publish.

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