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Snow White Book Banned in Qatar for “Indecent” Illustrations

January 22, 2016
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Snow White Book Banned in Qatar for “Indecent” Illustrations

Qatar’s Supreme Education Council recently ordered a private school to remove a picture-book adaptation of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from its library collection due to illustrations that one parent said were “inappropriate” and “indecent.” The principal at SEK International School, which is headquartered in Spain, apologized and said the book was immediately…

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Sudanese Artist “Breaks Fear” of Censorship With His Art

June 23, 2015
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Khalid Albaih

Sudanese political cartoonist Khalid Albaih has used his work to uncover social injustices throughout the Middle East and is now utilizing the power of the pen to disclose corruption and violations of free speech around the world. Called “an artist of the revolution” for the prolific use of his art during the Arab Spring, in…

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Cartoonists Around the World Stand In Support of Charlie Hebdo

January 15, 2015
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Mohamed Anwar Charlie Hebdo

The events at the Charlie Hebdo offices last week have incited many people around the world to speak out about the attacks and its implications on free speech. From advocacy groups like CBLDF, Index on Censorship, and PEN America to comics creators around the world, people have come together to mourn and show solidarity. Along…

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Qatari Cartoonists Vital Part of Country’s Journalism

December 11, 2013
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Qatari Cartoonists Vital Part of Country’s Journalism

Halfway across the world, in a tiny country on the Arabian Peninsula, cartoonists are in high demand. In Qatar, which is slightly smaller in size than the state of Connecticut, editorial cartoonists are a vital part of journalism in the area — often to the frustration of local officials. Qatari caricature artists enjoy a relatively…

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