The worldwide oppression of cartoonists continues…

November 2, 2016 in General


Cartoonist Musa Kart is interviewed by media prior to police questioning

Cartoonist’s arrest marks new chapter in ongoing oppression by Turkish state

Reports from Turkey dated 31st October 2016 indicate that several members of staff from the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been detained by police following raids on their homes. These include cartoonist Musa Kart, the recipient of CRNI’s Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award in 2005 and no stranger to harassment from the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Read more on the CRNI website

Zunar grounded by Malaysian Police Chief


Zunar Tweets as he is detained at Kuala Lumpur International Airport

As widely reported following an update on his Twitter feed, CRNI’s 2011 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award winner Zulkiflee Anwar Haque – Zunar – was prevented from leaving Malaysia via Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday October 17th. He had intended to travel to Singapore to attend a forum.

Zunar went on to state that an immigration officer informed him of a travel ban, apparently in place since the 24th of June and instructed by the Royal Malaysian Police’s Inspector-General, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Find out more on the CRNI website

Help free cartoonist Eaten Fish to receive the medical treatment he urgently needs


© Rod Emmerson

Eaten Fish is a cartoonist and a refugee from Iran who sought refuge in Australia.  This landed him in one of Australia’s notorious detention centres.  He has languished there for more than three years during which he’s suffered all manner of abuse.  He’s in bad shape and needs medical attention.

Help CRNI ratchet up the pressure on the Australian Government to immediately remove Eaten Fish from the Manus Island detention centre and bring him to Australia for the specialized treatment he requires by visiting the CRNI website here.

1 response to The worldwide oppression of cartoonists continues…

  1. Yet another reason for our political cartoonists to feel very fortunate. Perhaps it’s easy [but not forgivable] to understand Malaysian and Turkish states’ fear of their own political cartoonists because they are opposed to free speech. But Australia’s Manus Island policy is, in effect, just as bad. Eaten Fish is sick, imprisoned and abused. Why does the Australian government see him as a threat ? What is it the Australian government doesn’t want us to know ?

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