Friday, November 11, 2016

Satire on the Front Line

From PEN-England.

Cartoonists Aseem Trivedi and Martin Rowson will be giving an illustrated talk on human rights and political cartooning at Free Word Centre in London on November 18.

Indian human rights defender Aseem Trivedi has been arrested, imprisoned and shut out of mainstream Indian media for his powerful ‘Cartoons Against Corruption’ series. When Aseem was imprisoned in 2012, the Guardian’s celebrated political cartoonist Martin Rowson drew a cartoon condemning his arrest.

Today, Aseem is a renowned advocate for detained human rights defenders around the world. He has drawn cartoons in solidarity with activists including imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain and detained blogger Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia. 

Aseem will join Martin in London to discuss, draw and debate freedom of expression and solidarity across borders.
Friday 18 November
6:30 pm—7:45 pm
Cost: £5
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA 
Phone: 020 7324 2570

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