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Submissions Open for International Human Rights Cartoon Award

September 12, 2017
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Submissions Open for International Human Rights Cartoon Award

Exiled Iranian cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani, who was forced to flee his native country when the regime took notice of his work in 2009, has established a new international prize to recognize cartoonists who are speaking out on issues of human rights anywhere in the world. Submissions for the International Human Rights Cartoon Award are open…

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Iranian Cartoonists’ Association Becomes Tool for “Suppression and Prevention”

May 19, 2016
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Iranian Cartoonists’ Association Becomes Tool for “Suppression and Prevention”

Iran’s House of Cartoon is currently hosting a deliberately provocative Holocaust Cartoon Contest, which organizers say is intended in part to test the boundaries of free expression in the opposite extreme from the Muhammad caricatures in Charlie Hebdo and events like the Pamela Geller-organized contest that was attacked by gunmen in Garland, Texas, last year.…

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“Cartooning Is the Art of Danger”

January 29, 2016
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(c) Kianoush Ramezani

Exiled Iranian cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani took to the TED stage to not only talk about his work as an activist for free speech, but the explicit dangers cartoonists face when they do choose to speak out. Working in exile in Paris, France, since 2009, Ramezani has fought censorship since his earliest days as a professional…

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Cartoonists Often Forced into Exile

January 23, 2015
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Cartoonists Often Forced into Exile

Another stark reminder of the dangers faced by political cartoonists around the world, particularly in the Middle East, was brought up in a recent article by the New Statesman’s Anoosh Chakelian. Cartoonists who refuse to self-censor are often forced to choose between fleeing the country or living in constant fear of physical or legal repercussions…

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International Community Rallies to Support Zunar

December 11, 2014
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Zunar cartoon

With Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar facing yet another government investigation for sedition, the international cartooning community is rallying to spread the word and pressure Malaysian authorities to leave him in peace. Nearly all of Zunar’s books have been officially banned in Malaysia at some point. There was a glimmer of hope in October of this…

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