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Australia Presents Cartoonist’s Work in Solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

April 28, 2015
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DavidPope

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

April 24, 2015
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(c) Charlie Hebdo

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 a symposium. The point of the conference was not only to discuss the attacks that…

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Zunar Remains Defiant Before Trial

April 21, 2015
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Zunar Remains Defiant Before Trial

Facing trial next month on nine counts of sedition which could carry a sentence of up to 43 years, Malaysian cartoonist Zunar has been making the English-language media rounds with a profile from news agency AFP and an interview with Al Jazeera. Both pieces are unified by a single theme: Zunar’s determination to keep drawing…

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Imposing Rules on Satire Harms Free Expression

April 20, 2015
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Imposing Rules on Satire Harms Free Expression

From events like the attack on Charlie Hebdo to the governmental persecution of cartoonists around the world, in light of what seems to be a disturbing increase in attacks on free speech a series of questions continue to come up in both the mainstream media and on the internet: what is satire and, most importantly, what…

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Garry Trudeau Argues that Charlie Hebdo Crossed a Satirical Red Line

April 17, 2015
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Garry Trudeau Argues that Charlie Hebdo Crossed a Satirical Red Line

American political satirist and cartoonist Garry Trudeau is no stranger to inciting controversy with his work, and in his recent article published in The Atlantic, he invited further controversy with inflammatory comments equating the editorial decisions at the Charlie Hebdo office to hate speech and what he describes as a rising trend of “free-speech fanaticism.”…

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Award-Winning Indian Cartoons Celebrate Freedom of Expression

April 14, 2015
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Award-Winning Indian Cartoons Celebrate Freedom of Expression

Political cartoonists from India and around the world received some well-deserved recognition last week with the announcement of the winners in this year’s Maya Kamath Memorial Awards from the Indian Institute of Cartooning. While all of the designees reflect a certain provocativeness that is the very nature of the medium, two in particular focussed on…

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CBLDF Podcast BONUS EPISODE, featuring NEIL GAIMAN!

April 1, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast BONUS EPISODE, featuring NEIL GAIMAN!

To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender, we’ve uploaded a bonus episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, we speak to author and CBLDF Advisory Board Co-Chair (as well as CBLDF Board of Directors Alumnus) Neil Gaiman! Neil is one of the most popular authors working today, a ground-breaking graphic novelist, a humanitarian deeply…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF Defender, in Stores NOW!

April 1, 2015
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Defender #1

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 11: Brian Heater

March 25, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 11: Brian Heater

In this episode, we speak to Brian Heater — journalist, podcaster, comic critic, and all-around big thinker when it comes to comics, comic art, and the comic industry. Check out Brian’s regular podcast, RIYL, at http://riylcast.tumblr.com/ We discuss: Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor, Roz Chast, Charlie Hebdo, tablets, Raina Telgemeier, comics journalism, and much more. In…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Takes Fight for Free Speech to Norway

March 18, 2015
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Takes Fight for Free Speech to Norway

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein is taking our mission international again, this time to Oslo, Norway, where he will speak about free expression, Charlie Hebdo, CBLDF’s mission, and the power of comics. Brownstein will be participating in a number of events. Let’s take a look… Comics After Charlie Hebdo: Opening Exhibition Friday, March 20, 6:00 –…

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