Posts Tagged ‘ Zehra Doğan ’

Cartoonists Rights Group Honored by 2019 Freedom of Expression Awards

April 11, 2019
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Cartoonists Rights Group Honored by 2019 Freedom of Expression Awards

Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) was among those chosen for the 2019 Freedom of Expression Awards. Index on Censorship is a nonprofit that annually offers the awards to groups and individuals who fight censorship around the world. Honorees are granted entrance to Index on Censorship’s Fellowship program, which offers priceless training and support for their…

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New Banksy Appeals for Artist’s Freedom

March 16, 2018
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New Banksy Appeals for Artist’s Freedom

Well known street artist Banksy, in collaboration with John Tsombikos, put up a mural in the Bowery to bring attention to the unjust imprisonment of Zehra Doğan, a Turkish artist and journalist, who was sentenced to nearly three years in jail for a painting she did. The mural, which went up Thursday, March 15, relies…

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Turkish Artist and Journalist Sentenced to Two Years for Painting

March 17, 2017
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Turkish Artist and Journalist Sentenced to Two Years for Painting

A Turkish artist and journalist has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison for her painting showing the aftermath of the government’s assault on a Kurdish city last year. Authorities claim that Zehra Doğan endangered security by depicting an ongoing military operation in Nusaybin, but in fact her painting was based on…

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