Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI)
Articles by Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI)

This cartoon strip by Suhail Naqshbandi is published by Cartoonists Rights Network International a year after the repeal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, and also the shutdown of the internet in the region.

“Cartoonists are often among the first to feel the effects of such a crisis, to the worst extent, and yet can be overlooked thereafter”.

During the month of May alone, at least 16 journalists and bloggers were charged under the 2018 Digital Security Act. They were charged for posting information and criticized the government’s COVID-19 response.

IFEX members join the Cartoonist Rights Network International in calling for freedom for Musa Kart, recently reimprisoned with 5 colleagues from Turkish dailey Cumhuriyet.

Campaigners for cartoonist Ali Dorani (Mr. Eaten Fish) demand he be allowed into Australia for medical care during a protest in Melbourne, Australia, 18 February 2017,  Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Cartoonist Ali Durani, better known as Eaten Fish, has arrived in a safe haven country.

Zimbabweans celebrate after President Robert Mugabe resigns in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 November 2017, REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Major strides towards fighting impunity in The Gambia, US journalist Martha O’Donovan charged with subversion in Zimbabwe as Mugabe resigns, Guinea’s clampdown on free expression, and more in our November roundup of free expression issues in Africa.

26 year old Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was kidnapped off the streets of Lahore in August 2015. , Facebook

Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.

A woman sells airtime for mobile phones in Zimbabwe, Kay McGowan, USAID/Creative Commons license:

Alice Nderitu, Zimbabwe’s clampdown on social media, newspaper shutdowns in Tanzania, Cameroon journalists released and more in our October round-up of news from Africa.