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Atena Farghadani subjected to virgnity test by Iranian authorities

From Amnesty International: A recent revelation by satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani that she was forced to undergo a ?virginity and pregnancy test,? prior to her trial for a charge of ?illegitimate sexual relations? for shaking hands with her lawyer, has added another stain on Iran?s shameful record of violence against women, Amnesty International said today. […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 9 Comments

Who’s winning the free speech debate 10 years after the Danish Muhammad cartoons were printed?

Politico looks at who is winning the free speech debate 10 years after the Danish Newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and ignited a debate, violent and deadly protests and retaliation, and has sent cartoonists into hiding. Despite the 10-year anniversary of the event, which set off the biggest political crisis in Denmark […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Atena Farghadani facing new charges of adultery for shaking her attorney’s hand

From The Independent: Amnesty International reports that Atena Farghadani, 29, who was jailed after she depicted Iranian government officials as monkeys and goats in a satirical cartoon, may face a longer sentence amid claims over the handshake. Charges of an ?illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery? have been brought against Farghadani and her lawyer Mohammad […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 6 Comments

French court acquits Plantu from 2010 Catholic Pope cartoon

French cartoonist Jean Plantureux (AKA Plantu) has been acquitted of accusations of inciting hatred by a French appeals court. The accusations stem from a cartoon (below) that depicted Pope Benedict XVI having sex with a child. The New York Times: A lower court acquitted Plantu last year, saying the cartoon came out at a time […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 3 Comments

Atena Faraghdani’s attorney arrested for shaking her hand

As if the news of Iranian activist and artist Atena Faraghdani’s being sentenced for 12.5 years for posting a cartoon on Facebook was outrageous enough, Global Village is reporting that Atena’s attorney has also been arrested for … shaking her hand. From The Global Village: Mohammad Moghimi, the attorney of the Iranian activist and cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Atena Faraghdani’s attorney arrested for shaking her hand

Iranian artist jailed for spreading propaganda, insulting government leaders

A sad story of Iranian artist and political activist Atena Farghadani who has been arrested for the cartoon above criticizing a new law restrict access to birth control. Ms Farghadani, 28, faces charges of spreading propaganda, insulting MPs, and insulting the supreme leader. The laws would end decades of family planning in Iran, outlawing vasectomies […]

Posted on: May 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Iranian artist jailed for spreading propaganda, insulting government leaders

Malaysian court reverses decision; Government to seek ban on Zunar books

From the Malay Mail: The Federal Court today allowed the government to appeal a lower court?s decision to lift a ban on two books by political cartoonist Zunar. The cartoonist, whose real name is Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaqur said that the ban on the two books, 1 Funny Malaysia and Perak Darul Kartun were initially […]

Posted on: May 13, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Malaysian court reverses decision; Government to seek ban on Zunar books

Charlie Hebdo cartoonists says he won’t draw Prophet Muhammad again

From the New York Times: The French cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo’s cover picture of the Prophet Mohammad after the Islamist killings at the satirical weekly in January, has said he will no longer draw the Prophet. “He no longer interests me,” he told Les Inrockuptibles in an interview published on its website on […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Hebdo cartoonists says he won’t draw Prophet Muhammad again

Read excerpts from Charb book, finished two days before Charlie Hebdo attack

The Independent has published a long excerpt from a book (“Letter to the Islamophobia Frauds Who Play into the Hands of Racists”) penned by Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, better known as Charb. The book was finished just two days before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. A snippet: People who accuse Charlie Hebdo cartoonists of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: International, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Ann Telnaes: Garry Trudeau is wrong

A great piece by Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes regarding recent comments made by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau about the terror attack on the French publication Charlie Hebdo. Ann writes: Unfortunately, whether he meant it or not, some of Trudeau?s words sounded like the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had it coming. This is a dangerous suggestion […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 12 Comments

Zunar to be charged with sedition this Friday

Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, has been informed by his attorney that he will be charged with sedition this Friday. Zunar’s response: “I would like to reiterate that the use of Sedition Act will not silence me. I will keep exposing the corruptions and wrong-doings of the BN government. “The ‘Fight Through Cartoons’ […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Two Turkish cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting president

From The Daily News: Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a hidden gesture ?insulting? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Cartoonists Bahad?r Baruter and Özer Aydo?an were sued for the Aug. 21, […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Two Turkish cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting president

French cartoonist arrested on Anti-Semitism: You’re a Charlie or a Terrorists

A French Jewish cartoonist was arrested on charges of Anti-Semitism for a cartoon he drew in 2011. More from Anadolu Agency: ?The environment after the Charlie Hebdo attacks is just like post-Sept. 11. You are either Charlie, or a terrorist,? Zeon said in an interview with The Anadolu Agency. After the 2001 terrorist attacks in […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on French cartoonist arrested on Anti-Semitism: You’re a Charlie or a Terrorists

Reporters without Borders: Cartooning is a dangerous profession

Reporters without Borders highlight eight individuals around the world whose profession as cartoonists is personally dangerous. The shootings on 7 January in Paris and 14 February in Copenhagen showed the extent to which cartoonists are now the targets of extremist movements. In other parts of the world, it is often governments that try to silence […]

Posted on: Mar 9, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Zunar to speak at UN forum on Malaysian laws silence critics

Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, will be speaking at a United Nations forum on human rights next month. From this story in the Malay Mail Online, he’s hitting back at the Malaysian government that has harassed, confiscated his books and cartoons, and charged him on sedition for years. ?I will explain in detail… […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar to speak at UN forum on Malaysian laws silence critics