Cartoonists across the world face threats to their liberty… and their lives

Cartoon by David Pope, http://www.scratch.com.au/
Cartoon by David Pope,
http://www.scratch.com.au

A global report by Committee to Protect Journalists documents cases of satirists who are being intimidated.

On January 7, two gunmen burst into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing eight journalists and bringing into focus the risks cartoonists face. But with the ability of their work to transcend borders and languages, and to simplify complex political situations, the threats faced by cartoonists around the world — who are being imprisoned, forced into hiding, threatened with legal action or killed — far exceed Islamic extremism. A Committee to Protect Journalists special report by Shawn W. Crispin.

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