As part of the twelfth edition of the International Forum of Journalism, Cartooning for Peace is pleased to present the exhibition “Press cartoons: a state of affairs” at the Bibliothèque Centrale of Tours from 5 to 30 March 2019. On this occasion, Plantu, President of Cartooning for Peace, meets the public on 15th March at 7:45pm at théâtre de l’Olympia for a carte blanche named “le dessinateur Plantu croque son monde”. The books from the Cartooning for Peace collection published by Gallimard will be presented at the International Forum of Journalism book fair.
This series of cartoons on freedom of expression offers an overview of the work of press cartoonists, pacifist critics of the ills of our societies, who are regularly the target of attacks all over the world. Through the beneficial use of laughter, they are nevertheless the courageous guarantors of press freedom and help to preserve the health of our democracies when it is threatened. Used to moving forward on the narrow ridge between freedom and responsibility, the draftsman “is a tightrope walker who tries to stand on a tight rope”, as the writer Régis Debray says so well. How can we resist and fight for press freedom when it is still so often attacked today? These line tightrope walkers, true infantrymen of our democracies and freedoms, show us the way: through the peaceful weapons of pencil, creation, free thought… and laughter!
This exhibition, produced by the Cartooning for Peace association and press distributor Presstalis, pays tribute to them and reminds us of our common commitment to defending the fundamental principle of freedom of expression.
Download the programme of the event : Programme International Forum of Journalism in Tours