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Bangkok was named as the “World Book Capital 2013” at the conclusion of the selection committee meeting, which was held on 27 June 2011 at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters. The city of Bangkok was selected “on account of its willingness to bring together all the various stakeholders of the book chain and beyond, for its community focused programme and the high level of commitment through the proposed activities”.

22/12/11 – IPA Defends Egyptian Publishers against Accusations from Egyptian Military Government

09/12/11 – IPA Letter to Council of Europe Condemning Russia's anti-LGBT Laws

15/11/11 – IPA & PEN International Call for Immediate Release of Publisher Zarakolu (on Day of the Imprisoned Writer)

01/11/11 – IPA Calls for Immediate Release of Publisher Zarakolu

10/10/11 – IPA Calls for Immediate Acquittal of Buroughs Turkish Publisher

05/07/11 – IPA Calls for Immediate Acquittal of Publisher Irfan Sanci

08/06/11 – IPA Condemns Attack on Bui Chat

03/05/11 – Bui Chat Released on Conditions

01/05/11 – IPA Condemns Arrest of Bui Chat and Calls for his Immediate Release

25/04/11 – The 2011 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize Goes to Bui Chat of Giay Vun Publishing

21/04/11 – IPA Open Letter Seeking UN's Assistance in Stopping the Persecution of Leading Independent Publishers & Writers in Iran

18/04/11 – IPA to Name 2011 Freedom to Publish Prize Recipient at Buenos Aires Book Fair

11/03/11 – IPA Condemns Conviction of Publisher Zarakolu

09/03/11 – Joint IPA-PEN-Index on Censorship UPR Submission on Syria

10/02/11 – Joint IPA-EPA Declaration: Egyptian Publishers Stand Up for Freedom

02/02/11 – IPA Vice-President's Publishing House under Attack!

28/01/2011 – IPA Calls on Egyptian Authorities to Restore Freedom of Expression on the Eve of the Cairo Book Fair

17/01/11 – IPA Reports Criticizes Censorship in Vietnam

Blog

Karine Pansa
24 January 2023
Book policy
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
The theme for UNESCO’s 2023 International Day of Education is ‘to invest in people, prioritize education’. I know what UNESCO Is getting at, but I would argue that their statement could easily be turned around: ‘in order to prioritize education we ne...
Karine Pansa
30 November 2022
Partnership
Book policy
Copyright
Literacy
Publishing industry
Accessibility
Educational Publishing
Diversity and Inclusion
What a feeling - the exhilaration (and a little relief after chairing the programming committee) – following the end of the 33rd International Publishers Congress. After nearly 2 years of preparations we had over 600 delegates and speakers regis...
Gvantsa Jobava
30 November 2022
Partnership
Literacy
Publishing industry
UNESCO’s World Book Capital City programme is one of the most acclaimed international literary projects. Various cities from different parts of the world strive to win this honorable status annually. The project originated Madrid. Six years after the...
Rachel Martin
27 October 2022
Publishing industry
At Frankfurt Book Fair, I was really happy to present a prototype for a carbon label for books as part of the presentation of the Publishing 2030 Accelerator during IPA’s Sustainability Summit....
Gvantsa Jobava
07 September 2022
Freedom to publish
Literacy
Publishing industry
September 8 is UNESCO’s International Literacy Day intended to ‘remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.’ After the su...
Michiel Kolman
30 August 2022
Partnership
Publishing industry
There is no doubt of the importance of the wider publishing sector for society. We contribute not only to the development and preservation of our cultural identity, fostering empathy, understanding and knowledge but as a sector we contribute to the e...
Laura Brady
25 August 2022
Publishing industry
Accessibility
There is a lot of chatter about accessibility and born accessible content these days, and for good reason. But what does it mean in practice for IPA's members and individual publishers? The European Accessibility Act (EAA) is due to have a seismic im...
Michiel Kolman
06 July 2022
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
On 25 March 2022, the Publishers Association in the UK published its latest Diversity survey of the publishing workforce. Michiel Kolman, Chair of the IPA's Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee spoke to Dan Conway, the incoming CEO of the Publ...

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