As part of the Africa2020 season, Cartooning for Peace is highlighting press cartoons from the African continent in the heart of Paris!
In partnership with the French Institute, the Forum des images and Westfield Forum des Halles, Cartooning for Peace is bringing together twelve of the most emblematic figures in this funny profession to celebrate press freedom:
Cartooning in Africa is :
EXHIBITION “CARTOONING IN AFRICA
Free entrance, everyday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Westfield Forum des Halles and Cartooning for Peace present a free access pan-African exhibition of press cartoons at the Canopée of Westfield Forum des Halles to highlight the richness and diversity of press cartoonists from the continent.
The exhibition intends to show the plurality of sensibilities and points of view of these witnesses of our contemporary history who deal with humour, denounce and question the major issues of our time in their cartoons: freedom of expression, migratory crisis, ecological emergency, human rights…
Educational activities accompagning the exhibition are planned each day
from Monday the 5th to Sunday the 11th July:
– 11am-12.30pm: guided tours and 30-minute mediation sessions for young people with the «Cartooning in Africa» exhibition.
– 13:45-15:15: workhops on freedom of expression and human rights with cartoonists.
COLLECTIVE FRESCO OF PRESS CARTOONS
Saturday 3 July | the Canopée of Westfield Forum des Halles, Terrasse -1
PRESS CARTOONS IN AFRICA: PAN-AFRICAN MEETINGS
Friday afternoon, 2 July | Forum des images, room 300
Reservation required, subject to availability English interpretation
The press cartoon is a formidable tool for citizenship, media and information education. In a single image, it informs, awakens critical thinking and provokes debate. Press cartoonists tell us how press cartoons contribute to democracy and the emancipation of the continent’s future generations.
With : Dlog (Tunisia), Mykaïa (Tunisia-France), Yas (Morocco-France), Willy Zekid (Republic of the Congo). Facilitator: Vladimir Vasak, journalist at Arte
While elsewhere it is experiencing a crisis, press cartoons seem to be experiencing a particular boom on the continent. It plays a major role in the social movements (Arab springs, democratic revolutions…) that mark the contemporary history of Africa. How and why does this journalism of humour and images manage to deal with current events that are often complex and sometimes tragic?
With Gado (Tanzania-Kenya), Alaa Satir (Sudan), Willis from Tunis (Tunisia), Zohoré (Ivory Coast). Facilitator: Raphaël Kahane, journalist at France 24
Press cartoons are in a paradoxical situation on the continent: they are appreciated and flourish in the general or satirical press, and even online. But attacks on freedom of expression, financial difficulties, taboos and more recently COVID-19 are weakening the profession and generating (self)censorship among authors. What are the challenges and opportunities ahead?
With Yemi (Ethiopia), Gado (Tanzania- Kenya), Nime (Algeria), Willy Zekid (Republic of Congo). Facilitator: Pauline Adès-Mével, spokesperson for Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
published by Calmann-Lévy
Published by Calmann-Levy, the book “AFRICA” tackles all the issues related to press freedom through the portraits of 20 African cartoonists gathered in 2019 in Addis Ababa. In bookstores.
THE GUEST PRESS CARTOONISTS