Jordanian cartoonist Osama Hajjaj denounced for religious offenses

Jordanian cartoonist Osama Hajjaj denounced for religious offenses

Or at least that is what is implied, because Article 150 of the country’s penal code, for which he has been charged, states that: “Any writing or speech that has the purpose or result of stirring up sectarian or racial prejudice or incitement to conflict between different sects or elements …

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When the government is the censor

When the government is the censor

When the government is the censor Someone in the government has deemed this cartoon a violation of Indian law and has asked Twitter to delete it. The reported its author. The cartoon, published which was published on 3 April by the freelance cartoonist who signs his social media accounts as …

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Turkish prosecutor seeks jail terms for four Charlie Hebdo members

Turkish prosecutor seeks jail terms for four Charlie Hebdo members

A Turkish prosecutor on Friday called for four members of Charlie Hebdo magazine to be sentenced to up to four years in prison. The reason is a cartoon depicting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that once triggered a diplomatic conflict. The cartoon in question was published in October 2020 on the …

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Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed dies in prison

Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed dies in prison

Mushtaq Ahmed. Photo: Lipa Akhter. Source CPJ The 53-year-old Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed died yesterday in prison of unknown causes. Ahmed was arrested in 2020 on charges of spreading rumors and/or false news about covid-19 on social media. On May 6, 2020, the RAB, Rapid Action Battalion of Bangladesh, arrested …

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Cartoonist Xavier Gorce breaks with Le Monde for apologizing for a cartoon

Cartoonist Xavier Gorce breaks with Le Monde for apologizing for a cartoon

The French cartoonist Xavier Gorce (1962) announced he was quitting Le Monde after the newspaper apologised for a cartoon about a sexual abuse scandal. In her apology to readers, Le Monde editor-in-chief Caroline Monnot said the cartoon should not have been published. The author said blunt on his decision: “I …

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Three years in prison for publishing memes satirizing the state and religion

Three years in prison for publishing memes satirizing the state and religion

Cartoonist Nime (also arrested in November 2019) in solidarity with Kechida Twenty-five-year-old Algerian Walid Kechida has been sentenced to three years in prison and a fine of 500,000 dinars (about 3,000 euros) for publishing memes satirizing the state and religion, according to the National Committee for the Liberation of Detainees …

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