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Satire on the Front Line

October 31, 2016 in General

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and PCO member Martin Rowson are holding an illustrated talk on human rights and political cartooning at The Free Word Centre, London, on Friday 18th November.

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.

The event is hosted by Front Line Defenders, English PEN, PEN International and Index on Censorship.

Main Image © Martin Rowson

To find out more and / or book tickets, check out this article on the English Pen website.

Friday 18 November, 6:30 pm7:45 pm  Tickets £5

Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

Phone: 020 7324 2570

Organizer Hannah Trevarthen

Phone: 020 73242536

Website: http://www.englishpen.org

 

Thanks to Glenn Marshall

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