Call for freedom of speech and publishing in Turkey, 22 August 2016

The International Alliance of Independent Publishers demands that Turkish authorities immediately release publishers, authors and journalists, currently detained. It is necessary to guarantee freedom of speech and publishing in Turkey. The Alliance joins the Turkish Publishers Association condemnation of the summary closure of publishing houses and media as a clear human rights violation, and urges the Turkish authorities to rescind those summary (...)

A new website!

Welcome on the new Alliance website! This website is under construction: some sections have to be completed, some articles are currently revised, or being translated... It should be finalised very soon. From now, we invite you to start to browse this new website, and promote it around you. For any comment, question or proposal on this website, please do not hesitate to write to the Alliance team. Photo : © Fablab Kër Thiossane, Dakar (Senegal), (...)


logo80 recommendations & tools in support of bibliodiversity

These 80 recommendations are build on the principles upheld in the 2014 International Declaration of independent publishers, an important document promoting bibliodiversity, signed on September 20th, 2014 by more than 400 independent publishers from 45 countries. They list the necessary prerequisites, divided in themes, for the development, maintenance and strengthening of bibliodiversity in concerned countries. Some recommendations are accompanied by tools and projects (existing or to be (...)

logoInternational Declaration of Independent Publishers 2014

During the closing meeting of the International Assembly of Independent Publishers (Cape Town, South Africa, 18-21 September 2014), 400 independent publishers from 45 countries signed the International Declaration of Independent Publishers 2014. Collectively drafted in three languages, on 20 September 2014, the Declaration 2014 is available in several languages (French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, Italian, etc.). Do not hesitate to share the Declaration, to promote and (...)