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Cartoonist Gado Won’t Be Silenced by Kenyan Government

March 31, 2016
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Cartoonist Gado Won’t Be Silenced by Kenyan Government

In the aftermath of Kenyan cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa (better known as Gado) being fired from the Kenyan newspaper The Daily Nation earlier this month, fellow cartoonists, free speech advocates, and cartoonist rights activists are supporting the artist and condemning Kenyan press for undermining freedom of expression. Regarded by many to be the “most important” and “most syndicated” cartoonist in…

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Government Forces Firing of Kenya’s Top Cartoonist

March 18, 2016
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Government Forces Firing of Kenya’s Top Cartoonist

After decades of doing work for Kenya’s largest newspaper, the Daily Nation, the celebrated and most syndicated cartoonist in East and Central Africa Godfrey Mwampembwa (better known as Gado) has been fired due to suspected political pressure from the Kenyan government. Gado, who is regarded by fellow cartoonists to be the “most important cartoonist in…

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New Malaysian Museum Dares to Exhibit Zunar Cartoons

March 15, 2016
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New Malaysian Museum Dares to Exhibit Zunar Cartoons

There’s some rare good news for Zunar this week: despite the nine charges of sedition currently hanging over his head, the Malaysian political cartoonist’s work is now on display in a dedicated section of the brand-new Asia Comic Cultural Museum in his home state of Penang. Even though he is the country’s best-known political cartoonist…

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Farghadani Acquitted on “Illegitimate Relations” Charge

January 25, 2016
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Farghadani Acquitted on “Illegitimate Relations” Charge

Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani, currently serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for caricaturing members of parliament as animals, has been spared even more prison time as she was recently acquitted of “non-adultery illegitimate relations.” That charge was brought after she shook the hand of her lawyer Mohammad Moghimi when he visited to discuss her case.…

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Five Years Later, Cartoonists Have Faith in Arab Spring

January 21, 2016
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Five Years Later, Cartoonists Have Faith in Arab Spring

This month marks five years since the regional wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring began in Tunisia. Both before and after the regime changes in that country, Egypt, and Libya, as well as ongoing civil wars in Syria and Yemen, political cartoonists throughout the Middle East and North Africa have risked their freedom…

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Turkey’s Püff Adds to Diversity of Satirical Voices Against Repression

January 15, 2016
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Turkey’s Püff Adds to Diversity of Satirical Voices Against Repression

In Turkey’s increasingly repressive media environment, where journalists may be arrested for criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan or officially forbidden from covering certain stories such as this week’s suicide attack in Istanbul, satirical magazines are nevertheless forging ahead. And while most of them–Leman, Penguen, and Uykusuz, for example–oppose the government from the left, there are…

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Reflecting on Charlie Hebdo One Year Later

January 11, 2016
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Reflecting on Charlie Hebdo One Year Later

Just over a year ago, the cartooning world was shaken by the attack that killed 12 people, including five well-known cartoonists, at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The ensuing months have been packed with commemorations, commentaries, debates over the limits of free speech, and of course another devastating night of terrorist attacks…

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Palestinian Cartoonist Under Fire for Controversial Conflict Cartoons

November 17, 2015
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Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh has quickly garnered domestic and international attention for his unabashed depictions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite accusations of inciting hatred with negative portrayals of Israelis and a five month sentence in an Israeli prison on charges of “contacts with an enemy organization,” Sabaaneh sees his work as an opportunity to reflect…

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Zunar to Tour Europe Ahead of Sedition Trial

October 23, 2015
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Zunar to Tour Europe Ahead of Sedition Trial

In the final weeks before his trial on nine counts of sedition is set to begin in Malaysia, cartoonist Zunar will embark on a whirlwind European tour with several speaking engagements from Oct. 26 to Nov. 4. Although the events center on London, he will also make short forays to Cambridge and Zurich. Even after…

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Daryl Cagle to Speak on First Amendment and Cartooning TOMORROW in Murfreesboro, TN

October 21, 2015
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Daryl Cagle to Speak on First Amendment and Cartooning TOMORROW in Murfreesboro, TN

Heads up for any readers in central Tennessee: tomorrow afternoon in Murfreesboro, editorial cartoonist Daryl Cagle will present a free public lecture titled “First Amendment and Beyond: An Editorial Cartoonist’s Life.” Cagle’s talk–accompanied, he says, by “lots of cartoons”–will begin at 4:30 p.m. in room 104 of Middle Tennessee State University’s Bragg Media and Entertainment…

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