Millas' Freedom Award
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Turkish Publishers Association Grants Millas with 'Freedom' Prize

05 July 2005, Tuesday / CULTURE & ART NEWS, ISTANBUL

 

The "Freedom of Thought and Expression" honors awarded each year by Turkish Publishers Association to support those who struggle for freedom of thought and expression were distributed Monday at a ceremony.

Zaman's Herkul Millas received the "writers under trial" award. The "all publishers under trial" award was granted to Levent Erseven founder and editor of the publishing house Studyo Imge. Ismail Donmez, a bookseller for 23 years was presented with the award for "all the booksellers of Thrace and Anatolia". Ragip Zarakolu who represented Turkish Publishers Association in the Commission on Freedom of Thought and Expression of International Publishers Association received an honorary award. The "Freedom of Publishing Report-2005" was published following the ceremony. The "Prize of Freedom of Thought and Expression" has been granted previously to such stalwarts as Yasar Kemal, Erdal Oz, Muzaffer Ilhan Erdost, Enis Batur, and Ragip Duran.