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Sudanese Government Seizes Newspaper to Suppress Cartoon

September 22, 2015
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Sudanese Government Seizes Newspaper to Suppress Cartoon

In the midst of a press censorship spree over the weekend, Sudanese government authorities seized the entire Sunday print run of Al-Khartoum newspaper, apparently in retaliation for an editorial cartoon that appeared on the front page. Ironically, the cartoon criticized the one-sided nature of ongoing “dialogues” which are intended in part to improve freedom of…

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Zunar Receives Grant Support from Human Rights Watch

August 18, 2015
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Zunar Receives Grant Support from Human Rights Watch

As the Malaysian government continues to do everything in its power to prevent Zunar from selling his work openly, Human Rights Watch announced today that it will provide the cartoonist emergency aid in the form of a Hellman/Hammett grant, awarded annually to writers who have been victims of political persecution. Only five out of Zunar’s…

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Farghadani to Receive CRNI Courage in Cartooning Award

August 13, 2015
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Farghadani to Receive CRNI Courage in Cartooning Award

Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani, currently imprisoned for a cartoon she drew depicting members of the country’s Parliament as apes and bovines, has been named as the 2015 winner of Cartoonists Rights Network International’s Courage in Cartooning award. CRNI Executive Director Robert Russell will present the award to Farghadani in absentia at the Association…

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Cameroonian Cartoonist Fights Censorship with “Radio Taboo”

July 16, 2015
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Issa Nyaphaga

Cameroonian political cartoonist Issa Nyaphaga is no stranger to the often violent implications of free expression in a nation plagued by restrictive laws. And like many other creators around the world who have faced legal threats, imprisonment, and exile, he is fighting back by providing a new space for citizens to have their voice heard.…

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