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New York Times International Axes Political Cartoons

June 14, 2019
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New York Times International Axes Political Cartoons

In April, the New York Times International Edition upset readers all over the world with a political cartoon that outraged many viewing it as anti-semitic. The paper apologized and blamed both the syndicated service they used and the Hong Kong editor who chose it. At the time they said that they would cancel the syndication…

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Join Badiucao’s Campaign for “Tank Man” Emoji!

June 6, 2019
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Join Badiucao’s Campaign for “Tank Man” Emoji!

Presented in conjunction with Cartoonists Rights Network International The dissident Chinese cartoonist, who this week revealed his face to the public for the first time, requests that cartoonists everywhere post their selfies and artwork to Twitter using #Tiananmen31 We recently reported that Badiucao has ended a decade of wholly anonymous artistic practice while living in…

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Badiucao Unmasks, Defying China’s Threats

June 4, 2019
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Badiucao Unmasks, Defying China’s Threats

CBLDF reported earlier this week about brave and thoughtful documentary China’s Artful Dissident being broadcast in Australia, set to follow the masked and  exiled cartoonist, Badiucao as he traveled the world speaking to other exiles and survivors of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, to mark the 30th Anniversary of the human rights tragedy. Our friends at Cartoonists Rights…

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Documentary About Exiled Chinese Cartoonist to Mark 30th Anniversary of Massacre

June 3, 2019
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Documentary About Exiled Chinese Cartoonist to Mark 30th Anniversary of Massacre

A new film by Australian documentarian Danny Ben-Moshe will be broadcast in Australia tomorrow, focused on the career of exiled Chinese cartoonist/street-artist Badiucao to mark the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square.  CBLDF readers may recognize Badiucao’s work, from the often posted cartoon showing the President of China standing over beloved children’s character, Winnie the Pooh, having hunted and…

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Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Finally Free From Sedition Charges

July 31, 2018
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Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Finally Free From Sedition Charges

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar has finally been acquitted of the sedition charges leveled at him in 2015 by Malaysia’s previous ruling party. The nine charges stemmed, not from his political cartoons, but for his tweets about the corruption of the government, as well as the trumped-up sodomy charges that led to Anwar Ibrahim being jailed. Since…

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Zunar’s Travel Ban Lifted by New Malaysian Government

May 16, 2018
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Zunar’s Travel Ban Lifted by New Malaysian Government

After nearly two years of being unable to leave Malaysia, political cartoonist Zunar has finally had his travel ban lifted — and all it took was electing a new government. On Monday, May 13th, Zunar posted pictures to his Twitter account showing not only his reinstated ability to travel, but also the Immigration Department’s new…

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Equatorial Guinea Won’t Let Ramón Esono Ebalé Leave

May 9, 2018
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Equatorial Guinea Won’t Let Ramón Esono Ebalé Leave

Ramòn Esono Ebalè, the political cartoonist falsely imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea for over five months, continues to be held in the country awaiting his passport renewal. It has been over two months since the one day trial of Ebalè, where the prosecutor asked for the charges to be dropped due to lack of evidence. The…

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Colombian Cartoonist Sued Over Political Pig

March 15, 2018
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Colombian Cartoonist Sued Over Political Pig

Cèsar Gonzàlez, a political cartoonist who goes by “Matador”, and El Tiempo, a newspaper in Colombia, are being sued by Attorney Josè Reyes Villamizar for a cartoon depicting presidential candidate Ivàn Duque as a pig. Villamizar alleges the cartoon infringes on the candidate’s right to a good name and is offensive. ”I do not think…

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Ramòn Esono Ebalè Released from False Imprisonment

March 8, 2018
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Ramòn Esono Ebalè Released from False Imprisonment

After being falsely imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea for five months and nineteen days, political cartoonist Ramòn Esono Ebalè was finally released on March 7th. It had been just over a week since the one day trial of Ebalè, where the prosecutor asked for the counterfeiting and forgery charges to be dropped due to lack of…

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Webcomic Illustrates Detention of Ramón Esono Ebalé

December 11, 2017
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Almost three months ago, graphic novelist and political cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé was arrested in his native country of Equatorial Guinea. Although the arrest was almost certainly in retaliation for his work critical of dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, he still has yet to be charged with any crime. In observance of International Human Rights Day…

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