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Lebanese Editors Use Government Censorship to Make More Comics

December 22, 2015
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Samandal covers

Earlier this year, three editors/artists for the independent Lebanese magazine Samandal were found guilty of belittling Christianity, “inciting sectarian strife,” and propagating “defamation and slander” leading to a total of  $60,000 in fines. In a recent interview with The Comics Journal, four of the publication’s editors (three of whom have been directly implicated in the…

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Lebanese Comics Collective Counters Government Censure with Crowdfunding Campaign

November 6, 2015
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Lebanese Comics Collective Counters Government Censure with Crowdfunding Campaign

The Lebanese indie comics collective Samandal, financially crippled after three of its editors were fined a total of $60,000 for charges that include “inciting sectarian strife” and “denigrating religion” through comics, this week turned to crowdfunding in a last-ditch effort to survive. With its Indiegogo campaign, the association hopes to finance its next two annual…

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