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4 Years After “Je Suis Charlie” – Are We?

January 10, 2019
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4 Years After “Je Suis Charlie” – Are We?

This week marked the 4th anniversary of the gruesome Charlie Hedbo attack, where two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced their way into the newspaper’s office and killed 12 people, injuring 11 more. At the time of the tragedy, the world was horrified by the violence against the paper – a rally for national unity…

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2018 was the Deadliest Year for Journalists

December 24, 2018
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2018 was the Deadliest Year for Journalists

TIME Magazine has announced their annually anticipated person of the year for 2018, the honor is bestowed this year on four journalists and one news organization who have lost their lives or freedom in pursuit of the truth.TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in an essay about the selection, “Like all human gifts, courage comes to…

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Sedition in 140 Characters or Less: Zunar on the Alarming State of Free Speech in Malaysia

January 5, 2016
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“The Malaysian government has no sense of humor.” This is the polite way that cartoonist Zunar describes his home country’s current administration and their controversial and unjust treatment of free expression in a recent editorial piece he wrote for the Washington Post. The cartoonist is currently facing nine counts of sedition and a possible jail…

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Zunar in U.S. to Receive CPJ International Press Freedom Award

November 24, 2015
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Zunar in U.S. to Receive CPJ International Press Freedom Award

With his future hinging on a legal challenge to Malaysia’s Sedition Act, cartoonist Zunar is currently in the United States to accept an International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists tonight. Last week he and the other CPJ honorees also had the chance to speak before the human rights caucuses from both…

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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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