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Chechen Prosecutor Trying to Block Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

June 2, 2017
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Chechen Prosecutor Trying to Block Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Chechnya is trying to block online access to cartoons published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The predominant religion in Chechnya is Islam, and Charlie Hebdo is a noted critic of fundamentalist belief in religion, frequently drawing criticism for cartoon depictions of the prophet Muhammad. The magazine also recently published cartoons that mocked Chechen…

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French Government Investigating New Death Threats Against Charlie Hebdo

June 30, 2016
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French Government Investigating New Death Threats Against Charlie Hebdo

French government prosecutors opened an investigation last week into new credible death threats against surviving members of the staff at Charlie Hebdo, an anonymous source told Le Parisien newspaper yesterday. The threats came by mail and on the magazine’s Facebook page over the space of a few days earlier this month. The public Facebook comments have…

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Turkish Journalists Sentenced to Two Years for Reprinting Charlie Hebdo Cover

May 3, 2016
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Turkish Journalists Sentenced to Two Years for Reprinting Charlie Hebdo Cover

Two Turkish journalists were sentenced to two years in prison last week for republishing the post-attack Charlie Hebdo cover that depicted the Prophet Mohammed. Hikmet Cetinkaya and Ceyda Karan, both columnists for the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, are appealing their sentences and remain free in the interim. Cetinkaya and Karan both had columns included in…

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Franco-Syrian Cartoonist Struggles to Process Hebdo Attack, International Affairs

April 1, 2016
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Franco-Syrian Cartoonist Struggles to Process Hebdo Attack, International Affairs

Riad Sattouf, Franco-Syrian creator of the universally lauded graphic memoir The Arab of the Future, is an uneasy symbol of the intercultural tensions currently roiling Europe and the Middle East. A longtime contributor to Charlie Hebdo and until 2014 the magazine’s only regular cartoonist of Arab descent, he has frequently been asked to explain issues…

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Art Spiegelman Talks Forbidden Images

March 15, 2016
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Art Spiegelman

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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Reflecting on Charlie Hebdo One Year Later

January 11, 2016
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Reflecting on Charlie Hebdo One Year Later

Just over a year ago, the cartooning world was shaken by the attack that killed 12 people, including five well-known cartoonists, at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The ensuing months have been packed with commemorations, commentaries, debates over the limits of free speech, and of course another devastating night of terrorist attacks…

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We Are Still Charlie One Year Later

January 8, 2016
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We Are Still Charlie One Year Later

A year ago this week, the world mourned with the citizens of Paris, France, where a terrorist rampage that began at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo resulted in the death of 17 people, including 12 at the Charlie offices. Cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, and Philippe Honoré were among the victims. Did we take a stand…

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Attacks on Expression on the Rise Throughout the World in 2015

January 1, 2016
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Attacks on Expression on the Rise Throughout the World in 2015

2015 wasn’t just a benchmark year for censorship in the United States, where we fought more challenges to graphic novels and books than we’ve ever seen. International censorship was on the rise, culminating in literal attacks on cartoonists around the world. Let’s take a look at some of the international stories CBLDF covered in 2015……

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CBLDF’s Top 15 Stories of 2015

December 30, 2015
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CBLDF’s Top 15 Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at our 15 most-read stories of the past year. In many cases we’ve also included links to follow-ups or other related stories. College Student Wants Graphic Novels Banned from Graphic Novel Course In June, CBLDF rose to the defense of comics at Crafton Hills…

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Charlie Hebdo Editor’s Posthumous Free Expression Manifesto Out Next Month

December 21, 2015
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Charlie Hebdo Editor’s Posthumous Free Expression Manifesto Out Next Month

Nearly a year after the attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo which killed 12 people including five cartoonists, a manifesto on freedom of expression that editor Stéphane Charbonnier (widely known as Charb) completed shortly before his death will be published in the U.S. next month. The book, already published in France in April,…

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