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Publishing house from Venezuela received an award for the protection of freedom of speech


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The International Freedom to Publish Award has announced the winner of 2022, which is Editorial Dahbar from Venezuela. This is reported on the website of the Association of American Publishers.


“Editorial Dahbar has exhibited tremendous courage and commitment in continuing to publish, even as the social and political environments in Venezuela have deteriorated, causing many others to flee the country,” commented Terry Adams, Chair, AAP Freedom to Publish Committee. “Today we applaud Sergio Dahbar and his colleagues for their bravery, even as we celebrate our shared belief that the dissemination of ideas and information through books is essential to the restoration and maintenance of democratic society.”

The International Freedom to Publish Award was established by the Association of American Publishers in 2002. It is awarded to a publisher outside the United States who has shown courage and resilience in defending freedom of speech.


Editorial Dahbar started its activity in 2011. The founder of the publishing house, Sergio Dahbar, had work experience in the branch of Random House in Latin America. Editorial Dahbar specializes in publishing essays, reportage, fiction, memoirs, etc.


“Our goal is to become a benchmark in the Spanish-speaking publishing market and to support the tough battle for freedom of speech and critical thinking,” the publishing house’s website says.


Also, this year the Ukrainian Association of Publishers got to the final of the Prix Voltaire award for freedom of speech.


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