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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

Michiel Kolman
13 November 2021
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion

Michiel Kolman, Chair of the IPA's Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee talks to Yannick Geens about the European project Every Story Matters.

Hugo Setzer
29 October 2021
Partnership
Publishing industry
Accessibility
Educational Publishing
Hugo Setzer, IPA Past President and head of the IPA's Accessibility Working Group spoke to Paul Gillijns and Sanne Walraven of the Dutch Educational Publishers and Dutch General Publishers Associations respectively about their 18 month programme to t...
James Taylor
21 September 2021
Partnership
Publishing industry
Accessibility
The term of IPA Past President, Dr Michiel Kolman, on the board of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) came to an end last month. The ABC is hosted by WIPO and is part of the practical implementation of the Marakesh Treaty. Michiel has been succeed...
Alison Tweed
13 September 2021
Partnership
Book policy
Literacy
Publishing industry
Our charity, Book Aid International, works for a world where everyone has access to books that will enrich, improve, and change their lives. Every year, we provide around one million brand new books to thousands of libraries, schools, universities, h...
Michiel Kolman
07 September 2021
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
It seems that with each passing day there is yet another climate change crisis dominating our news headlines.  The world’s scientists have declared that we are fast approaching global tipping points where we can still try and minimize the devast...
Gvantsa Jobava
25 June 2021
Partnership
Book policy
Literacy
Publishing industry
On 16 June during Bologna Children's Book Fair, Aldus Up, the European book fairs network co-founded in the framework of the Creative Europe programme and coordinated by the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) published two studies on existing surve...

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