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Cartoonist to Leave Charlie Hebdo Amid Staff Tensions

May 19, 2015
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Cartoonist to Leave Charlie Hebdo Amid Staff Tensions

The fallout from the January attack on Charlie Hebdo continues, as surviving cartoonist Luz confirmed this week that he plans to leave the publication in September. The news comes in the midst of a public dispute among staff over the future direction of the magazine, which has seen a dramatic financial rebound since the attack.…

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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

March 16, 2015
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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

Recently, a Parisian court assented to hear the case of a French primary school teacher who is suing Facebook after his account was suspended in 2011 for posting an image of Gustave Courbet’s notorious painting L’Origine du monde, which shows a closeup of a woman’s nether regions. While this may initially appear to be a…

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Angoulême Honors Fallen Charlie Hebdo Staff with “Charlie Freedom of Speech” Award

February 3, 2015
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The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks has left the comics world shaken, but it has also motivated cartoonists around the world to stand in solidarity with creators’ fundamental right to free expression. This past week, was another demonstration of the strength of cartooning community took place at the 42nd Angoulême International Comics Festival in…

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The French Contradiction: Free Speech for Some But Not Others?

February 2, 2015
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The French Contradiction: Free Speech for Some But Not Others?

In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, many free-speech-loving Americans have been confused to say the least by the French government’s seeming hypocrisy in dealing with controversial expression. How could officials support the right to caricature Mohammed and other religious figures, but then arrest people for speech judged to be anti-Semitic…

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Threats Continue Against Cartoonists, Newspapers, European Muslims

January 15, 2015
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Threats Continue Against Cartoonists, Newspapers, European Muslims

As anyone who follows our news coverage likely knows, France is certainly not the only country where cartoonists regularly face threats to their livelihoods and even their personal safety. In the week since the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the chilling effect from both extremists and government officials on cartoonists around the world has only…

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Zunar Calls for World Cartoonists Day on Anniversary of Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 9, 2015
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Zunar Calls for World Cartoonists Day on Anniversary of Charlie Hebdo Attack

In the wake of this week’s attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo which killed 12 people including five cartoonists, their Malaysian colleague Zunar is calling for a “World Cartoonists Day” to be observed annually on January 7th. Zunar, who is Muslim himself and has faced constant censorship and harassment from the Malaysian government,…

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World Mourns Victims of Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 9, 2015
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World Mourns Victims of Charlie Hebdo Attack

Shortly after the attack that killed 12 people at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, tributes and musings on free expression flooded the press and Internet. We’ve gathered some of the best and most interesting posts. Although initial reports on Wednesday said that four cartoonists were among the 12 dead, we learned…

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A Moment of Speech: Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Cartoons

January 8, 2015
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A Moment of Speech: Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Cartoons

Yesterday’s massacre of twelve people, including five cartoonists, at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo have rightfully sparked international condemnation.  An outpouring of speech that includes statements from world leaders, vigils in cities across the globe, the #jesuischarlie hashtag, editorial cartoons, and a range of articles discussing the meritorious or problematic content Charlie…

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Stand Up for Free Speech: Publish Charlie Hebdo’s Cartoons

January 8, 2015
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Index on Censorship, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and PEN America call on all those who believe in the fundamental right to freedom of expression to join in publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo on January 8 at 1400 GMT. We believe that only through solidarity – in showing that we truly defend…

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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 8, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Charlie Hebdo Attack

In the wake of the attack on the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in the death of 12 people, including cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, and Honoré, CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to condemn the attack. Charlie Hebdo has long been committed to using satire…

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