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Lawyers Ask UN to Help Cartoonist Detained in Equatorial Guinea

December 4, 2017
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Lawyers Ask UN to Help Cartoonist Detained in Equatorial Guinea

It has now been almost three months since graphic novelist and political cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé was arrested without charge in his native country of Equatorial Guinea. Now a U.K.-based law firm specializing in human rights issues has teamed up with Cartoonists Rights Network International and the Equatoguinean advocacy group EG Justice to petition the…

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Kenya Censorship Board Bans Six “Pro-Gay” Cartoons

June 29, 2017
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Kenya Censorship Board Bans Six “Pro-Gay” Cartoons

Kenya’s Film Classification Board this month banned a total of six animated cartoons, including Adventure Time and Steven Universe, from airing within the country because they were judged to be “pro-gay.” In a statement defending its action, the KFCB claimed that the shows “are intended to introduce children to deviant behaviour.” The other banned cartoons…

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Sudanese Government Seizes Newspaper to Suppress Cartoon

September 22, 2015
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Sudanese Government Seizes Newspaper to Suppress Cartoon

In the midst of a press censorship spree over the weekend, Sudanese government authorities seized the entire Sunday print run of Al-Khartoum newspaper, apparently in retaliation for an editorial cartoon that appeared on the front page. Ironically, the cartoon criticized the one-sided nature of ongoing “dialogues” which are intended in part to improve freedom of…

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