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Four Iranian cartoonists win Cartooning for Peace award

Cartooning for Peace recipient Firoozeh Mozafarri

Four Iranian cartoonists were recipients of this year’s Cartooning for Peace award. The winners were Mana Neyestani, Kianoush, Firoozeh Mozaffari and Hassan Karimzadeh. The award is to honor cartoonists “whose talent, contribution and commitment to the values of tolerance, freedom and peace.” An international jury included three cartoonist: New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly, Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappatte (this year’s winner of the Thomas Nast Award) and French cartoonist Jean Plantu.

An exhibit of their work will be on display for the public until June 3rd in Lake Geneva Switzerland.

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#1 Rich Diesslin
May/17/2012
@ 10:41 am

I’m sure that took a lot of guts especially if they are still living in Iran.

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