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3 Months Later, Musa Kart Still Unjustly Incarcerated

July 26, 2019
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3 Months Later, Musa Kart Still Unjustly Incarcerated

Cartooning is not a crime, #FreeMusa This week marked the three-months since award-winning editorial cartoonist Musa Kart voluntarily turned himself into jail following miscarriages of justice, trumped-up charges, and a decade long harassment campaign from Turkish President Erdoğan. Kart and his fellow journalists from the Turkish paper Cumhuriyet were charged with supporting terrorism because Erdoğan didn’t…

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2018 was the Deadliest Year for Journalists

December 24, 2018
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2018 was the Deadliest Year for Journalists

TIME Magazine has announced their annually anticipated person of the year for 2018, the honor is bestowed this year on four journalists and one news organization who have lost their lives or freedom in pursuit of the truth.TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in an essay about the selection, “Like all human gifts, courage comes to…

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Why Musa Kart is an Optimist and Americans Can’t Afford to be

May 11, 2018
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“I believe in Turkey. I believe for Turks there is no night that lasts forever. Also in Turkey the daylight will return.” – Musa Kart Political Cartoonist, Musa Kart was honored for his bravery in the face of government oppression with the 2018 International Press Cartoon Prize by the Swiss Foundation Cartooning for Peace. This…

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Freedom of Press Facing Global Deterioration

April 30, 2018
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Freedom of Press Facing Global Deterioration

Last week, Reporters Without Borders released the 2018 World Press Freedom Index, and increasingly it seems that Freedom of the Press is under attack globally. The report demonstrates “growing animosity towards journalists. Hostility towards the media, openly encouraged by political leaders, and the efforts of authoritarian regimes to export their vision of journalism pose a…

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