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World Mourns Victims of Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 9, 2015
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World Mourns Victims of Charlie Hebdo Attack

Shortly after the attack that killed 12 people at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, tributes and musings on free expression flooded the press and Internet. We’ve gathered some of the best and most interesting posts. Although initial reports on Wednesday said that four cartoonists were among the 12 dead, we learned…

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A Moment of Speech: Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Cartoons

January 8, 2015
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A Moment of Speech: Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Cartoons

Yesterday’s massacre of twelve people, including five cartoonists, at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo have rightfully sparked international condemnation.  An outpouring of speech that includes statements from world leaders, vigils in cities across the globe, the #jesuischarlie hashtag, editorial cartoons, and a range of articles discussing the meritorious or problematic content Charlie…

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Stand Up for Free Speech: Publish Charlie Hebdo’s Cartoons

January 8, 2015
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Index on Censorship, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and PEN America call on all those who believe in the fundamental right to freedom of expression to join in publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo on January 8 at 1400 GMT. We believe that only through solidarity – in showing that we truly defend…

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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 8, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Charlie Hebdo Attack

In the wake of the attack on the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in the death of 12 people, including cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, and Honoré, CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to condemn the attack. Charlie Hebdo has long been committed to using satire…

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BREAKING NEWS: Charlie Hebdo Attack Kills 12, Including 5 Cartoonists

January 7, 2015
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At least two masked gunmen burst into an editorial meeting of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this morning and killed 12 people including the cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, and Philippe Honoré. The attackers have not yet been apprehended and details regarding their motive are incomplete, but the magazine and individual cartoonists had been…

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Indonesian Editor Could Face Jail Time for Cartoon

December 23, 2014
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An Indonesian newspaper editor could face up to five years in prison for blasphemy because of a political cartoon criticizing ISIS that his newspaper published in July. Some Indonesian fundamentalists complained that a modified ISIS flag bearing a pirate-style skull and crossbones along with phrases praising Allah and Mohamed was offensive to Muslims. Blasphemy charges…

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International Community Rallies to Support Zunar

December 11, 2014
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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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Malaysian Government Seeks Details on Zunar Customers

December 1, 2014
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The trouble continues for Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar, who is now dealing with a government effort to intimidate customers who bought his most recent book, Komplot Penjarakan Anwar. Unlike most of the rest of Zunar’s books, Komplot Penjarakan Anwar has not yet been officially banned for sedition in Malaysia, but that didn’t stop police from…

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Indie Comics Reborn in Egypt

November 25, 2014
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Egypt has no shortage of political cartoonists, although they must walk a fine line to get their work out to the widest possible audience. But in the past few years, the country has also seen a resurgence of independent long-form comics comparable to the heady early days of Mad magazine and the later underground comix…

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Malaysian Human Rights Group Supports Zunar

November 13, 2014
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Following yesterday’s news that Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar and several business associates are again under investigation by government authorities for sedition, the human rights organization Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) today issued a statement demanding an end to the “unrelenting harassment and persecution” he has suffered since the publication of his first book in 2010. Zunar…

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