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.

Booked up © 2017 Zapiro. Originally published on Daily Maverick. Published with permission - For more Zapiro cartoons visit www.zapiro.com. Zapiro is himself a winner, in 2012, of the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Prize (now the Prix Voltaire) and has been threatened and sued by President Zuma in the past.

On 29 October 2017 a new book appeared on the shelves of bookstores in Johannesburg, South Africa. The President’s Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison is a book by a veteran journalist, Jacques Pauw, who made his name exposing the murderous tactics employed by security forces against freedom fighters in South Africa during the apartheid regime.

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