Tag: censorship

Cartoonists Under Threat Around the World

“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…

Maus Pulled from Russia Bookstores for Depicting Nazi Propaganda

Although no formal complaints were issued, several major bookstore chains in Russia have begun pulling the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus off of their store shelves and internet sites. The reason: The cover depicts a Nazi swastika. According to…

Fear for Reputation Leads Queen’s University to Cancel Charlie Hebdo Conference

Earlier this week, it was sadly announced that Queen’s University Belfast would be canceling an academic conference on the Charlie Hebdo attacks over security concerns as well as the potentially negative reputation that the University would garner by holding such…

Iranian Cartoonist Overcomes Censorship with Savvy Style

From government  imposed to self censorship, CBLDF has reported on the significant number of artists and cartoonists who face a variety of challenges when it comes to having their works published and shown. One Iranian cartoonist, though, seems to have…

Tanzania Bans Newspaper Over “Disrespectful” Cartoon

The Tanzanian government has banned the Nairobi newspaper, The EastAfrican, from newsstands. Although the publicized reason for the ban is that the newspaper was being distributed within Tanzania without proper legal registration as required by a 1976 law, several individuals…

Ecuadorian Cartoonist Faces Charges for “Socioeconomic Discrimination”

Political cartoonist Xavier Bonilla, known as Bonil, has been charged with “socioeconomic discrimination” in his home country of Ecuador for a cartoon targeting Agustín “Tin” Delgado, a former professional soccer player who now sits on Ecuador’s legislative assembly. Bonilla is…

CBLDF Joins Coalition Cautioning Hanover Schools About Proposed Sensitive Materials Policy

In light of Hanover, Virginia, School District’s planned discussions to reform policies for teaching specific instructional materials, CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to caution school officials about the potential harm — and censorship…

Legends Revealed: Pre-Code Holiday Comics Policing Uncovered

To celebrate the holiday season, Brian Cronin of Comic Book Resources counts down the top Christmas Comic Book Legends Revealed, revealing which are fact and which are fiction. Let’s take a look at a couple of our favorites… Was Carl…

Neil Gaiman on Censorship and the Perception of Comics as a “Gutter Medium”

In the upcoming Winter 2014 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, political cartoonist Martin Rowson interviewed long-time free speech advocate and CBLDF Advisory Board Co-Chair Neil Gaiman on issues of censorship, comics as a gutter medium, and how graphic novels…