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Cartoonists Rights Network sounds alarm on threats facing cartoonists | Post

June 15, 2020- In the wake of the global pandemic, journalist and human rights groups are sounding the alarm and issuing the most dire warnings about cartoonists’ security and freedom since the Charlie Hebdo attack over five years ago. Cartoonists Rights Network International has joined with Cartooning for Peace, Cartoon Movement and other free...


Rights groups call for detained cartoonist to be released | Post

June 15, 2020- The Cartoonists Rights Network International has appealed to the Bangladeshi government to release a political cartoonist. Ahmed Kabir Kishore was arrested over a month ago as a critic of the country’s response to COVID-19, and is scheduled for a “hearing” sometime in June. CRNI’s Terry Anderson and other leaders of free...


International groups call on Trump to speak up for press freedom | Post

June 15, 2020- The Cartoonists Rights Network International has joined with 72 journalist and press freedom organizations calling on Donald Trump to “commend, rather than condemn, the media and ensure their protection from the unprecedented attacks they have faced while reporting on nation-wide protests demanding social and racial justice, particularly for Black communities.”...


Media Freedom Rapid Response: Cartoonists are being targeted for their work | Post

June 15, 2020- The Cartoonists Rights Network International has joined with the Media Freedom Rapid Response consortium to warn cartoonists that they are being targeted by governments looking to use the pandemic as an excuse to suppress free speech. The following rapid response report looks at things within the European Union and its...


Cartoonists for the Cause — Covid relief fundraisers | Post

April 16, 2020- Two Pennsylvania cartoonists are offering signed art in fundraisers and auctions to help out local institutions. Philadelphia’s Signe Wilkinson is offering signed prints of her cartoons in exchange for contributions to one of the funds helping beleaguered health care workers. Signe supports Temple University Hospital which, she notes, “really stepped up when...


VIRTUAL CARTOONING: Matt Wuerker live online on April 1 | Post

March 31, 2020- Cartooning school is in session! POLITICO cartoonist Matt Wuerker will be holding a free virtual workshop Wednesday, April 1st (appropriately enough). The online event kicks off at noon. Matt is one of the best caricaturists working today, so this should be good. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5383528193767815436?source=moderator+social Here’s a short look at the cartoonist...


Joel Pett steps down as CRNI President; Matt Wuerker takes reins | Post

March 4, 2020- From the Cartoonists Rights Network International comes the following announcements: https://cartoonistsrights.org/crni-president-joel-pett-retires/   After some fifteen years in the role Joel Pett—multi-award winning editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald Leader—has decided to retire from the Presidency of Cartoonists Rights Network International’s board of directors. Cartoonists from across the world can attest...


Call for submissions: International Cartoon Competition | Post

February 12, 2020- Cartooning for Peace’s International Cartoon Competition is here. From Cartoon Movement’s Tjeerd Royaards comes the following call for submissions: We are very happy and proud to announce that Cartoon Movement, in partnership with Cartooning for Peace, is launching an international cartoon competition for the World Press Freedom Conference 2020.  We would be...


Cartoonist’s “trial” begins today in Equatorial Guinea | Post

February 27, 2018- [UPDATE: After the trumped up charges were dropped, cartoonist Ramon Esono Ebale was finally been released on March 7. CRNI has the details: https://cartoonistsrights.org/ramon-esono-ebale-released-from-prison/ ]   The AAEC supports cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé during his fraudulent trial by an oppressive Equatorial Guinea government. Here are the particulars of his situation, republished from the...


Like owning original art? Now you have two chances to add to your collection! | Post

May 1, 2019- There are two — count them, two! — auctions of original cartoon art going on this week, and in both cases the proceeds go to good causes. First up, an online auction benefiting the "Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press." The auction closes Tuesday, May 7. Click here for complete...


Unified Front | Post

August 15, 2018- Tomorrow, August 16, 2018, hundreds of newspapers across the country will be uniting in confronting and denouncing Donald Trump's constant assault on the free press. Editorials cartoonists nationwide will be joining in defense of the First Amendment (cartoons have already begun to appear in the above feed.) Lead by the...


Imprisoned cartoonist honored with Courage Award | Post

November 8, 2017- Ramón Esono Ebalé received the CRNI "Courage in Editorial Cartooning" award Saturday night during the Association for American Editorial Cartoonists' convention closing banquet Saturday at Hofstra University in Long Island. Ebalé's family accepted the award on his behalf, as the cartoonist is still imprisoned without charges in Equatorial Guinea. Michael...


Open Letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release Artist and Writer Ramón Esono Ebalé | Post

November 17, 2017- The AAEC has joined with 18 other organizations in calling for the immediate release of cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé, currently held against his will by the government of Equatorial Guinea.   November 15, 2017 An Open Letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release Artist and Writer Ramón Esono Ebalé Mr....


Eaten Fish released! | Post

December 18, 2017- Big news: After four years in a detention camp, cartoonist Ali Dorani (aka Eaten Fish) has been released. The young Iranian cartoonist has been the focus of international attention on his plight and the deplorable conditions in Australian-run refugee camps on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Here is the press release...


Comics journalists focus on oppressed cartoonist | Post

December 12, 2017- Who is the political cartoonist arrested and held without charges in Equatorial Guinea? The Nib highlights the plight of Ramón Esono Ebalé. Reporting by by Dante Besong and Andy Warner: https://thenib.com/ramon-esono-ebale-obi-s-nightmare?utm_campaign=web-share-links&utm_medium=social&utm_source=link Meanwhile, over at PBS,  there's more on the oppressed cartoonist, who was arrested for mocking the corrupt government of Equatorial...


Saving Pease | Post

June 19, 2009- By Dennis Myers Jefferson High School in Portland, Ore., was built in 1909, and recently a clean up of its storage room turned up several dozen pieces of art, many of them by New Deal-era artists like Otis Oldfield and Elinor Stone.Also found were the originals of 19 cartoons by...


 
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