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Indian Political Cartoonist Faces New Charges

December 15, 2017
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Indian Political Cartoonist Faces New Charges

Five years ago, Aseem Trivedi dodged a bullet when sedition charges against the Indian political cartoonist were dropped. But that bullet has come back around: new charges have been brought against the outspoken artist. In 2012, Trivedi was arrested for sedition and insulting national symbols for cartoons critical of government corruption that he shared on his…

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Trivedi Calls Out Indian Government on Continued Exploitation of Sedition Law

October 23, 2017
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Trivedi Calls Out Indian Government on Continued Exploitation of Sedition Law

Indian political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested and charged with sedition in 2012 before the charges were ultimately dropped, has warned in a new interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the state of free expression in his country has worsened during the intervening years. Mumbai police banned Trivedi’s blog Cartoons Against Corruption in…

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Cartoonist Uses Webcomics to Combat Inequality in India

July 27, 2017
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Cartoonist Uses Webcomics to Combat Inequality in India

Rachita Taneja is a Bangalore-based cartoonist who has been using webcomics to address political issues in India since 2014. Taneja’s highly accessible webcomic, Sanitary Panels, started as a political pursuit to speak out against 66A of India’s IT Act (a section that has since been struck down), which restricted the use of computers to share…

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Report Highlights Cartoonists Under Threat Worldwide

June 16, 2017
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Report Highlights Cartoonists Under Threat Worldwide

Two years after the attack on Charlie Hebdo staff, the world’s free expression focus has largely shifted away from cartoonists. That certainly does not mean the danger has disappeared, however, as a recent 30-page report from the French nonprofit Cartooning for Peace/Dessins Pour la Paix shows. The report brings together profiles of cartoonists under threat…

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Cartoonists Under Threat Around the World

May 22, 2015
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“The world is unfortunately waking up to the power and influence of cartoonists, [responding] through the exercise of violence and murder.” So said Robert Russell, executive director of Cartoonist Rights Network International, in the recent report, “Drawing the Line: Cartoonists Under Threat,” published by the Committee to Protect Journalists. From the attack at the Charlie…

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