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Prickly politicians target cartoonists

CARTOONISTS RIGHTS responds to a rash of commentary and punitive actions from political figures and their allies against popular press cartoonists in their respective countries.

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar speaks with Agence France Presse (AFP) at his office in Kuala Lumpur, 13 April 2015, MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images

‘Alarming backslide’ in Malaysia: Two cartoonists questioned by police

Two veteran cartoonists in Malaysia – Fahmi Reza and Zunar – could face possible criminal investigations for their online commentary and artwork.

A student activist holds a copy of Kishore's cartoons during demanding his release of and that of writer Mushtas Ahmed (now deceased), who had been detained under the Digital Security Act, Dhaka, Bangladesh 24 January 2021, Rehman Asad/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Bangladesh: ‘Release Ahmed Kabir Kishore before he dies in custody’

After the death of a detained writer, groups have been calling for the release of cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, whose health has recently deteriorated.

UN experts, civil society groups call on Bangladesh to release cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore

Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore was arrested in May 2020 under the Digital Security Act after he posted on Facebook a series of cartoons he entitled “Life in the Time of Corona”, satirizing and criticizing the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Locked’ cartoon strip shows impact of Kashmir’s autonomy loss and internet shutdown

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.

COVID-19 pandemic brings new threats to cartoonists worldwide

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

Open letter to Bangladeshi premier on COVID-19 press freedom violations

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.

"Cumhuriyet" daily's cartoonist Musa Kart (C) stands with colleagues at a demonstration calling for the freedom of all jailed journalists at a courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey, 15 March 2018, OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

World Press Freedom Day should bring freedom for Musa Kart and his Cumhuriyet colleagues

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