Merit publisher wins

From IFEX/

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has conferred the 2006 Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award to Mohamed Hashem, an Egyptian publisher who has been threatened and harassed for defending the right to freedom of expression.

Congratulations, Hashem! I’m thrilled for him, and for Merit, which really publishes some of the best books in the Arab World.

I met Hashem in Cairo a couple years ago, and wrote about it here.

[Link sent by writer Karen Olsson]

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