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Badiucao Unmasks, Defying China’s Threats

June 4, 2019
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Badiucao Unmasks, Defying China’s Threats

CBLDF reported earlier this week about brave and thoughtful documentary China’s Artful Dissident being broadcast in Australia, set to follow the masked and  exiled cartoonist, Badiucao as he traveled the world speaking to other exiles and survivors of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, to mark the 30th Anniversary of the human rights tragedy. Our friends at Cartoonists Rights…

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Eaten Fish Receives Refuge in Europe

December 20, 2017
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Eaten Fish Receives Refuge in Europe

The Iranian refugee cartoonist known as Eaten Fish, who has spent an excruciating four years suffering from mental health issues in Australia’s offshore immigration detention facility on Manus Island, has finally been granted refuge in an unidentified northern European city. The International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) arranged a two-year artist’s residency for him there,…

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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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LEGO Changes Bulk Order Policy After Ai Weiwei Protest

January 20, 2016
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LEGO Changes Bulk Order Policy After Ai Weiwei Protest

Months after news broke that LEGO Group refused to fulfill a bulk order for Ai Weiwei’s current exhibit at Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria, the company reversed course this week and announced that it no longer vets customers’ intentions for bulk orders. A statement on the company’s website explained the reasoning behind the old policy…

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Ai Weiwei Collecting Donated LEGO After Company Rejects Bulk Order

October 27, 2015
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Ai Weiwei Collecting Donated LEGO After Company Rejects Bulk Order

Fans of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei are setting up collection points for donated LEGO bricks around the world after the Danish company refused to fulfill a bulk order for his upcoming show in Australia. In response to inquiries, a LEGO group spokesperson said “we refrain – on a global level – from actively engaging in…

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Australia Presents Cartoonist’s Work in Solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

April 28, 2015
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In the aftermath of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in early January, Australian cartoonist David Pope drew his now infamous cartoon entitled “He Drew First” as a tribute to those most impacted by the devastating event. Earlier this month, Australia’s foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop, as a further sign of support and solidarity,…

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Australian Supermarket Chain Takes Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Off Shelves

September 19, 2014
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Australian Supermarket Chain Takes Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Off Shelves

Australian supermarket chain Aldi has removed Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes from its shelves. Revolting Rhymes, first published in 1982,is Dahl’s collection of poems, reimagining traditional fables through the author’s signature deranged humor. One of the stories in the book is “Cinderalla,” in which Dahl portrays Prince Charming as a murderous psychopath, taking pleasure in beheading…

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Anti-Video Game Propaganda Removed by South Australian Government

January 22, 2014
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Anti-Video Game Propaganda Removed by South Australian Government

The video game industry scored one for free speech recently when it convinced the South Australian government to remove misleading anti-video game billboards. Despite research to the contrary, these billboards attempted to claim that video games are are a gateway to gambling. These billboards contained clever statements such as “GAMBLING starts with GAMES.” While this…

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