Tanzania, cartoonist arrested and imprisoned for “cybercrimes”

Tanzania, cartoonist arrested and imprisoned for "cybercrimes"

Update 8 October 2021. After two weeks in prison, he has been released without charge pending trial for “cybercrime”. Cartooning for Peace and Cartoonist Rights Network International have issued an alert about the illegal arrest and imprisonment in Tanzania of cartoonist Optatus Fwema, allegedly because … Read more

A month without news of Egyptian cartoonist Ashraf Hamdi

Tanzania, cartoonist arrested and imprisoned for "cybercrimes"

A month without news of Ashraf Hamdi. This Egyptian cartoonist and animator was arrested on 24 January. His crime: publishing an animation. The video pays tribute to the 2011 uprising on the tenth anniversary of the first mass demonstrations that toppled Hosni Mubarak. On his … Read more

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Plantu retires

Tanzania, cartoonist arrested and imprisoned for "cybercrimes"

Plantu retires Plantu in Le Monde, 5 December 1978 Jean Plantureux, better known as Plantu, has announced that he will soon be leaving the newspaper for which he has been drawing cartoons for 50 years. He is the second cartoonist to lose Le Monde this … Read more