Awards: Prix Voltaire Shortlist

The International Publishers Association has released the shortlist for the Prix Voltaire, which honors "exceptional courage in upholding the freedom to publish... without which many forms of freedom of expression would be impossible." The laureate, who receives CHF10,000 (about $10,950), will be named in December at the International Publishers Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. This year's shortlist includes:

Osman Kavala, co-founder of Ana Publishing and İletişim Publishing (Turkey)
Dušan Gojkov, Balkan Literary Herald (Serbia)
Aslambek Ezhaev, Ummah Publishing (Russia) 
Andrej Januskevic, Andrej Januskevic Publishing (Belarus)
Samir Mansour, Samir Mansour Bookshop for Printing and Publishing (Palestine) 

"These five publishers have demonstrated remarkable resilience and should serve as an inspiration to all of us. They remind us why what we do is so important," said IPA president Karine Pansa.

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