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Cartoonist Vilma Vargas Responds with More Humor in Face of Opposition

March 17, 2017
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Cartoonist Vilma Vargas Responds with More Humor in Face of Opposition

Cartoonist Vilma Vargas is from a country that has been none too kind to political dissent: Ecuador. President Rafael Correa has seemingly made a sport of censorship, which frequently targets cartoonists. Vargas’s work confronts human rights violations, endorses women’s rights, and addresses environmental issues, world politics, and administrative and judicial corruption in her home country.…

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New Wave of Cartoonists Fight for Free Speech in the Middle East

May 5, 2016
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New Wave of Cartoonists Fight for Free Speech in the Middle East

“A new golden age of cartoonists.” This is how Huffington Post contributor Merissa Khurma describes the explosive growth of artistic talent coming out of Middle East in a recent article. Empowered by the pen, Khurma writes how cartoonists like Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih and Egyptian indie comics creator Andeel are not only using their craft…

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2016 Freedom of Expression Awards Shortlist

April 12, 2016
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Freedom of Expression Award 2016

The shortlist for Index on Censorship’s 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards has been announced. An international organization dedicated to free speech around the world, the award celebrates the individuals who have challenged censorship and stood up for freedom of expression. Out of 400 nominations, 20 artists, writers, and activists have been picked for the award…

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Art Spiegelman Talks Forbidden Images

March 15, 2016
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Acclaimed creator of the graphic novel Maus and staunch free speech advocate Art Spiegelman will lead a talk at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this May, during which he will discuss censorship and the impact the 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo had on the cartooning world. Entitled “Forbidden Images,” the veteran creator and…

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New Graphic Novel Challenges Free Speech Limitations

December 4, 2015
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A new graphic novel by the European Youth Press explores the state of free press in Europe as seen through the eyes and pens of young European cartoonists and journalists coming into their craft. Entitled Free Our Media, the graphic novel is the collaborative effort of 15 cartoonists and journalists from 15 different European countries,…

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Nominate a Defender of Free Speech for Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Awards!

October 14, 2015
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Freedom of Expression Award 2016

Index on Censorship, an international organization dedicated to protecting free speech around the world, has opened the floor to nominate artists, journalists, and other activists for the 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards. From the arts and journalism to campaigning and digital activism, the awards celebrate people who have tackled censorship and stood up for freedom…

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Cartoonist Jack Ohman Speaks Out on the Evolution and Future of Cartooning

September 18, 2015
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As Association of American Editorial Cartoonists president and veteran cartoonist of the Sacramento Bee Jack Ohman prepares to hand over the reins of his presidency to fellow cartoonist Adam Zyglis, he took a moment to talk with the Washington Post about the role of cartoonists in the modern world, the evolution of the craft, and…

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Cartoonist Bonil Keeps Up Fight Against Government Censorship

September 4, 2015
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From exorbitant fines to charges of “socioeconomic discrimination” to threats from ISIS, cartoonist Xavier Bonilla, best known by his pen-name Bonil, and his work have been frequent targets of the Ecuadorian government. As we learn in a recent interview with Sampsonia Way, he continues to fight for his and all cartoonists’ right to free expression…

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Moroccan Cartoonists Fight for their Right to Free Speech

August 28, 2015
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Khalid Gueddar

Morocco is a country abound with cartoonists who are using the art of satire to address a variety of social issues and injustices. But it is also a country with a deep recent history of governmental censorship and oppression. Amidst the struggle, though, Moroccan cartoonists are finding new and inventive ways to protect their freedom…

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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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