Tagged: United Arab Emirates

A united front

The release of Matthew Hedges is a hard-won victory, but many other academics and writers desperately need similar support from their peers, says author Jonathan... Read more

Sharjah to be LBF 2020 market focus

Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be the market focus for The London Book Fair 2020 (LBF), organisers have revealed.  Read more

Sharjah celebrates World Book Capital reign with opening ceremony

Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated the start of its year as UNESCO World Book Capital last night (23rd April) with a spectacular... Read more

Robinson pulls out of Dubai festival amid Mansoor protests

Former Irish President Mary Robinson has pulled out of the Emirates Festival of Literature in DubaiĀ in the wake of growing calls for the United Arab... Read more

UAE's insistence on Hedges' guilt sustains Emirates Lit Fest boycott

Jailed academic Matthew Hedges, whose life sentence for spying provoked the withdrawal of several authors from Dubai's Emirates Festival of Literature, has been pardoned.... Read more

UAE brings in National Law of Reading

The United Arab Emirates has brought in a National Law of Reading, putting legislative frameworks in place to support the development of reading across the... Read more

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