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World Press Freedom Conference

World Press Freedom Conference


Cartoon Movement and Cartooning for Peace are pleased to join forces to participate in the 2020 edition of the World Press Freedom Conference, organized by UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, on 9 and 10 December online, and propose three main actions.


During the conference, and in the week before, Cartooning for Peace and Cartoon Movement invite you to share your own thoughts, ideas, comments, concerns, sketches or photos regarding press freedom and artistic freedom. Between December 2 and December 10, we’ll be collecting the best comments and ideas, and giving them to our community of cartoonists to work into political cartoons about press freedom.

The resulting cartoons can be seen here on this page. The best cartoons are published on our selection page, and are also shared on social media. If your comment gets turned into a cartoon, you could win a high quality art print of that cartoon to hang on your wall!

So how can you share your thoughts, sketches, photos? Easy! Via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #digitalcartoonwall. Or just send an email to


Creativity without Fear or Favour: towards greater collaboration between press and artists

The 9th of December, 5:00-6:00pm

Cam de la Fu (Venezuela), member of Cartoon Movement and Cartooning for Peace, participate to the session “Creativity without Fear or Favour: towards greater collaboration between press and artists“. The session explores the links between artistic freedom and freedom of the press and  how artists and media can work together towards a common vision – freedom of expression.

Watch here:


Sound and Vision Media Museum, The Hague, 8th of December 2020 – 28th of February 2021

The ‘Cartooning for #PressFreedom’ exhibition consists of the 10 selected cartoons from the competition organized earlier and 10 cartoons by established cartoonists on the same theme. The museum has also added 10 (historical) cartoons from its collection. The exhibition shows how cartoonists view freedom of the press and how they deal with censorship. Any texts appearing in the cartoons will be shown in English and Dutch. Learn more.


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  • Keyvan Varesi (Iran), winner of the cartoon competition
    World Press Freedom Conference - Keyvan Varesi (Iran), winner of the cartoon competition
  • Keyvan Varesi (Iran), winner of the cartoon competition