Friday, April 30, 2021

Cartooning for Peace Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

 From Cartooning for Peace.

Joep Bertrams, Netherlands

Like every year, Cartooning for Peace cartoonists are mobilizing all over the world in favor of press freedom, a fight that is all the more essential in times of pandemic: Reporters Without Borders has just published its world press freedom ranking and reminds us that journalism, “the main vaccine against the virus of disinformation”, is “totally or partially blocked in 73% of the countries evaluated by RSF”.

This is why Cartooning for Peace is continuing its commitment alongside UNESCO and RSF in particular, within the framework of World Press Freedom Day, under the theme of “Information as a public good”. 

Find all the information here

Friday, April 16, 2021

2021 World Press Photo Contest

 From World Press Photo.

The jury of the 2021 Photo Contest selected Mads Nissen’s photograph The First Embrace as the World Press Photo of the Year, and Habibi by Antonio Faccilongo as the World Press Photo Story of the Year

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Cartoon Museum remembers patron Prince Philip

 From Down the Tubes.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has been an enthusiastic Patron of The Cartoon Museum in London for over 20 years and his death has been greeted with sorrow.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Humorist Anne Beatts Dies at 74

From The Comic's Comic.

Another of the original writers for Saturday Night Live has died. 

Anne Beatts, who was the first woman hired to help edit The National Lampoon, and after SNL went on to create the cult sitcom Square Pegs, died Wednesday. Beatts was 74.

Matt Bors Is Quitting Political Cartooning

 From Matt Bors Medium.

After 18 years and more than 1,600 political cartoons, I’ve decided to retire my weekly comic. 

This is a decision long in the making, one I’ve slowly walked myself up to over the years, and have recently decided is time to commit to. 

My last cartoon was two weeks ago.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The 21st World Press Freedom Canada International Editorial Cartoon Competition


1. The theme for the 21th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:


Censorship, shaming and disinformation on social media  


Social media and its algorithms can spare us from being confronted with contrary opinions, creating echo chambers for our own points of views.

The proliferation of disinformation has turned debates into fights where dialogue is no longer possible, and unpopular opinions are shouted down or cancelled out.

It leaves journalists operating in an environment where facts are often subordinated to lies and propaganda spread online. 

As the siege on Capitol Hill has demonstrated, moderating social media is no longer a luxury.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Kal Wins 2020 Overseas Press Club Award

 From Kaltoons.

Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher was awarded the 2020 Overseas Press Club Award for Best Cartoons on International Affairs as presented by the Overseas Press Club of America. 

This is part of the prestigious series of journalism awards bestowed by the OPC each year to journalists, photographers and filmmakers. The press release for the awards can be found here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Results of 37th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition

From Aydin Dogan.


First Prize, Reynerio Tamayo (Cuba)

The Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition is organized every year in Turkey by the Aydın Doğan Foundation. The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.