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