Press Releases

IPA President, Michiel Kolman, reaffirms IPA commitment to literacy in Chengdu, China

Dr Michiel Kolman, the President of the International Publishers Association has delivered an important speech today in Chengdu, China, on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Speaking at the Reading Promotion Summit at South West Jiao Tong University (WJTU) in Sichuan Province’s Chengdu, Kolman committed the IPA to continue working closely with UNESCO and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to promote the importance of literacy.

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IPA and WIPO launch annual statistical survey into the global publishing industry

The IPA and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have fired the starting gun on an unprecedented world publishing survey, which will deliver the first ever detailed map of the industry in a broad-reaching and comprehensive yearly statistical report.

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IPA publishes Freedom to Publish Manifesto - a pledge to act when publishers are gagged, imprisoned or threatened

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has published its first Freedom to Publish Manifesto, a declaration of the IPA’s steadfast commitment to raise the alarm when publishers are threatened and to counter their repression through international activism.

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Reckless textbook policy will undermine Georgian childhood literacy, IPA warns.

Tbilisi 30 March 2017 – Childhood literacy in Georgia will be a primary casualty of a well-meaning but destructive free schoolbook law that has handed the government control of all textbook production and stripped publishers and authors of their intellectual property rights, the IPA warned today.

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IPA calls for nominations for the 2017 IPA Prix Voltaire

The International Publishers Association today launches its call for nominations for the 2017 IPA Prix Voltaire — a unique award in celebrating the freedom to publish, without which many writers would be unable to exercise their freedom of expression.

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Book industry bodies press Ankara for unconditional release of Aslı Erdoğan, Necmiye Alpay and all prisoners of conscience

Brussels, 25 November 2016 — At its General Assembly in Strasbourg on Thursday (24 November), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) was deeply concerned by news that the eminent Turkish novelist and human rights activist Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay had been rearrested on Wednesday (23 November), and charged with 'membership of a terrorist organization'.

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