Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Geneva, October 27, 2020 – Ten years after its creation in Geneva, the Swiss Foundation “Cartooning for Peace“, whose honorary chairman was Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, changes its name and reaffirms its action in favour of freedom of expression for cartoonists throughout the world.

Under the registered name “Freedom Cartoonists Foundation“, it will pursue its main mission: to support those who create and publish editorial cartoons in difficult conditions, in particular under authoritarian or dictatorial regimes, through its International Prize awarded with the support of the City of Geneva. This initiative is accompanied by a public exhibition of cartoons by artists from all continents and all cultures on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Since 2012, every two years, the City of Geneva’s International Press Cartoon Award, with its prestigious reputation, has put the spotlight on courageous cartoonists who fight with their weapons – pencils and humour – and remind us how fragile freedom still is, everywhere.

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