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The International Publishers Association (IPA) is inviting publishers from around the world to join its 28th Congress in Seoul from 12 to 15 May 2008.

Hosted by the Korean Publishers Association, the Congress will offer insight into Korean publishing and look into the publishing trends and challenges in Asia and beyond. This year's theme is "diversity in a shared future".

A "Freedom to Publish" session will feature speakers from across the region, including Soe Myint of Mizzima News who will address free expression issues in Burma, and Jing Bartz, the director of a German book information centre in Beijing, who will talk about the difficulties of publishing in China.

Don't miss Turkish writer and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, Orhan Pamuk, speaking in the opening session.

On the eve of the Congress, 11 May, IPA will announce the winner of this year's Freedom to Publish prize. Last year's winner was Zimbabwean publisher Trevor N'cube, while special prizes were also given posthumously to Anna Politkovskaya and Hrant Dink.

A discount rate is available until 29 February.

For more details and to register, see:

(19 February 2008)

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