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Belarusian Publisher Wins Freedom To Publish Prize

Posted at 6:09AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014

The 2014 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize has been awarded to Ihar Lohvinau, a publisher from Belarus.

Ihar Lohvinau has received the 2014 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize prize, in recognition of his achievements in defending freedom of expression in Belarus. Since 2000 he has run Lohvinau Publishing House, printing foreign and local works of literature, history, politics and art, with a focus on work by repressed Belarusian writers. His bookshop in Minsk is a vital hub for the country's fragile literary community.

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