Posts Tagged ‘ pakistan ’

Pakistan’s First Professional Female Cartoonist on the Impact of Cartoons

April 28, 2016
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Sometimes the most poignant cartoons are those that subtly disclose social issues by depicting the everyday life of the common man and woman. That is the approach Nigar Nazar, Pakistan’s first professional female cartoonist, takes with her immensely popular and beloved comic strip, Gogi. But like many cartoonists around the world, even Nazar’s fun-loving strip has…

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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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Pakistani Political Cartoonist Mourns Free Expression

June 24, 2014
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Pakistani Political Cartoonist Mourns Free Expression

Pakistani political cartoonist Sabir Nazar is lucky. He’s currently in Washington, DC for a six-month fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy, just as extremist attacks against journalists are ramping up in his home country. A few days ago he talked to Public Radio International’s Carol Hills about the difficulty of carving out a “very…

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Twitter Complies With Pakistan Censorship Requests

May 27, 2014
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Twitter Complies With Pakistan Censorship Requests

Not so long ago, Twitter stood out among social media companies for its defense of free speech. Unlike Facebook, which has a habit of blocking content first and asking questions never, Twitter and its chief lawyer Alexander Macgillivray tended to side with users against censorship requests in the US and abroad. But Macgillivray left the…

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