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Meeting of the Arabic-language network, Tunis, April, 2010

Publishing countries : Tunisia

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Learning and thinking local (“Apprendre et penser local”)

Politis, 30/04/09 - Adopting more or less the Alliance’s positions, Xavier Frison’s article gives an interesting overview of the production conditions of schoolbooks in Africa. The sincerity of Jean-Michel Ollé (Hachette Livre international) is worth mentioning: “Textbooks purchase by the states with the help of the World Bank create a situation dominated by big publishers. This leaves us with an almost exclusive dominion over the textbook market, excluding straightaway local publishers”.

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“Le livre équitable” (Fair trade book) on Rue89

Check out the website Rue89 for an article about the Alliance and its label «Le livre équitable» (Fair Book): http://www.rue89.com/salon-livres/2009/03/13/apres-le-cafe-place-au-livre-equitable

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Publishers united for bibliodiversity (“Des éditeurs unis pour la bibliodiversité”)

“Libération” (France), 24/12/08 - An article about the Alliance - finally noticed by “Libération”! - published in a special issue entitled «Des solutions pour la crise» (“Solutions for the crisis”).

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Écosociété in jeopardy?

The solidarity call on “Freedom of publishing under threat in Canada ?” launched by the Alliance in support of the Quebecois publishing house Écosociété has been signed by 60 publishers of 30 different nationalities. The professional magazine “Livres Hebdo” as well as “Le Monde des livres” supplement have relayed this advocacy action by articles published respectively on June 27th and July 11th, 2008.

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The collection “Terres solidaires” praised by journalists

Following the release of two new pan-African co-publications in the collection “Terres solidaires”, « Sozaboy » by Ken Saro-Wiwa and « De l’autre côté du regard » by Ken Bugul, “Jeune Afrique” devotes an article to these solidarity endeavours.

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At the Québec Book Fair, the OIF signed the Declaration of the Alliance

At the Québec International Book Fair (April, 2008), the OIF signed the International Declaration of Independent Publishers, for the protection and promotion of bibliodiversity (Paris, July 2007).

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Le Monde: A call in favor of bibliodiversity

Following our “Open Letter” to the candidates at the French Presidential Election (see the archives), Alain Beuve-Méry has used for his article in the Monde des Livres supplement (2007, April, 6th) some of our proposals (text in French).

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Changing scales with globalization

Article published in Le Monde, 10/09/06
The idea of a fair book takes shape while that of a francophone Erasmus exchange program comes up against the inequality of education systems.

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L’Ombre d’Imana in Jeune Afrique magazine

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