Who are this year’s Prix Voltaire shortlist nominees ?

Azadeh Parsapour and Lewis Medjo

On 11th January IPA announced the shortlist for the 2018 Prix Voltaire. Find out more about the courageous people fighting for freedom to publish around the world starting today with Azadeh Paraspour.

 

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Attempts on freedom of expression in South Africa

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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TURKEY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT FREEDOM TO PUBLISH COMMITTEE MEETING IN FRANKFURT

Turkey’s abysmal freedom of expression record was the focus of the IPA Freedom to Publish Committee open meeting on Wednesday, 11 October, as representatives of the 2017 co-winners of the prestigious IPA Prix Voltaire spoke about how important the prize was for them. (See our previous story about the winners.)

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IPA signs joint statement by international observers of Cumhuriyet trial

A Turkish court ordered the release of seven suspects, including book publisher Turhan Günay, on Friday (28 July) in the trial of 17 journalists and executives from the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet.

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IPA joins Mexican calls to protect media and end impunity

The IPA has echoed a call by Penguin Random House in Mexico for sincere efforts to stop the slaughter of media workers and end the impunity that is eroding freedom of expression and Mexico’s democratic credibility.

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IPA in crowdsourcing drive to fund pro-free expression ads in Turkish news media

The IPA was among 400 donors of more than €16,000 raised in four days to fund full-page solidarity ads in Turkish news media expressing unity with the country’s oppressed writers, publishers, journalists and academics ahead of a crucial constitutional referendum, on April 16.

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