Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Cartoonists Rights 2023 pledge drive.

From Cartoonists Rights.

If you support freedom of speech and would like to help out cartoonists around the world, please consider donating to support the work of Cartoonists Rights Network. 

Donate button here.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Mike Ramirez Responds

From Newsweek.

Cartoonist Michael Ramirez drew a cartoon depicting Hamas's use of human shields for the Washington Post

The Post then erased the cartoon from its website amid an uproar from its own journalists.

Ramirez stands by his cartoon—and its critics.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Jen Sorensen Wins 2023 Berryman Award

From The Daily Cartoonist.

The National Press Foundation has awarded Jen Sorensen the 2023 Berryman Award for editorial cartooning.

The judging panel noted the high quality of candidates from across the country. They were impressed with Sorensen’s “unique” skill in taking on a “galaxy of issues.”

“[Her] cartoons aren’t just reacting to one thing that happened in the news, she looks at bigger trends.”

Sorensen will accept the award, which comes with a $2,500 prize, at NPF’s annual awards dinner on February 15, 2024.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Michael Ramirez and The Washington Post

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez spoke to Fox News Digital about The Washington Post pulling his Hamas cartoon and revealed some details of his contract with the paper, and if that relationship will continue. 

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Ramirez cartoon pulled from The Washington Post

From The Print.

The Washington Post's Opinion Editor put out a note saying he 'regrets' approving cartoon by two-time Pulitzer winner Michael Ramirez depicting use of human shields by Hamas.

Monday, November 6, 2023

Director of Librexpression Centre on the Steve Bell case

From Cartoon Movement

On October 9, 2023, Steve Bell, famous editorial cartoonist of the British newspaper The Guardian for 42 years, was not only refused a cartoon considered anti-Semitic, but was notified that none of his cartoons would be published until his contract expires in May 2024. 

A contract which, of course, will not be renewed.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

World Forum for Democracy

Cartooning for Peace is taking part in the World Forum for Democracy, organised by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 6 to 8 November 2023.

An opportunity for Cartooning for Peace to launch its report on the situation of threatened cartoonists around the world at the Forum Talk organised during the event: 

"Press cartoonist: an endangered profession" with Kak (France), Terry Anderson (UK), Sanity Panels (India), Jean-Paul Marthoz and Tanja Gonggrijp.

The Forum Talk will be broadcast live on the World Forum for Democracy's website.