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Report on the situations of cartoonists worldwide – 2016/2017

Celebrating World Press Freedom Day, Cartooning for Peace releases its first report on the situation of cartoonists worldwide 2016/2017.Whether their cartoons concern politics, the economy, sports or religion, cartoonists are confronted with the same threats as newspaper, radio and television journalists who cover sensitive subjects.

This report proposes a double approach: a country-based approach to contextualize cartoonists’ relationship to freedom of expression and an angle on emblematic cartoonists cases. This report is based on the information collected by Cartooning for Peace’s watchdog and alert unit and the work of external contributors.

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Press cartoons: a state of affairs – 2016

By their very nature of satire and irony, press cartoons evoke many questions: in the name of freedom of expression, shall we tolerate anything and everything? Is it possible to laugh about everything, with everyone? How can we combine freedom, responsibility and tolerance? Inciting a smile, conveying a message, and making people think, the press cartoon is an undeniable tool for dialogue and tolerance.

This is all the work of awareness and education that Cartooning for Peace has been leading for 10 years.  Press cartoons: a state of affairs was an international symposium organized by Cartooning for Peace the 21st of September 2015, on the initiative of the philosopher Regis Debray and French cartoonist Plantu. It has gathered cartoonists from of all over the world, but also eminent personalities from the political, the intellectual, the academic and the theological world.

This book brings together the greatest interventions from this entire symposium. It covers many different topics, from cartoons’ history to nowadays issues, such as Internet and secularism.

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Cartooning for Human Rights – 2015

In December 2015, with the support of the European Commission, Cartooning for Peace brings together 28 European cartoonists to discuss human rights inside the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The exhibition “Cartooning for Human Rights” is presented together with this meeting.

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17 goals for sustainable development in cartoons – 2015

The catalogue of the exhibition 17 goals for sustainable development is published on the occasion of the participation of Cartooning for Peace in the European Development Days, on the 3rd and 4th of June 2015 in Brussels.

Each year, the European Development Days gather about 5000 participants coming from more than 140 countries and representing 1200 organisations from development, cooperation, human rights and humanitarian aid sectors.

Cartooning for Peace joins this great event by displaying an exhibition made of editorial cartoons that depict the 17 sustainable development objectives of the new Millennium Goals..

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Cartoonists – Footsoldiers of Democracy – Actes Sud 2014

For the release of the film « Cartoonists – Footsoldiers of Democracy », directed by Stéphanie Valloatto, co-written and produced by Radu Mihaileanu, the Editions Actes Sud published an eponymous book, presenting twelve great international cartoonists, well known for their courage and their commitment to democracy. This book retraces the lives of these 12 footsoldiers of free speech. It highlights their fight, explores their creativity and presents around 300 cartoons.

Available in bookstores on May 28th, 2014

22,90€ – isbn : 978-2-330-03611-9

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A 100 cartoons from Cartooning for Peace for press freedom

Reporters Without Borders publishes its 44th album: “A 100 cartoons from Cartooning for Peace for press freedom”!

On the 5th of December 2013, Reporters Without Borders publishes a new album entirely dedicated to cartoons: a 100 cartoons from Cartooning for Peace for press freedom. More than 50 editorial cartoonists and journalists around the world contributed to this collectors’ item on freedom of expression, the state of the world and what is now a hot topic: “the world under surveillance.”

Now available in digital version on the Apple Store for 7,99€.

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Leave us alone! – Beaux-Arts

“Plantu and the 77 cartoonists…Dictators, racists, polluters, sexists, warmongers… Leave us alone!”

This could be the cartoonists from all over the world cry. They are too often harassed by fundamentalists and intolerance of all kinds, rejected by politicians who only appreciate cartoons when they attack the opposing party and supervised too strictly by editors.

Since 2010, the Caen Memorial holds a permanent exhibition imagined by Plantu with the worldwide editorial cartoonists association “Cartooning for Peace”. The album from the Editions Beaux Arts contains a selection of major cartoons which tackle abuses of power, religions, soldiers, financier, etc.

Information about the book: 148 pages – 22 x 28,5 cm – EAN : 9782842787509

Bookbinding: paperback

12,50€ all taxes included

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I have a dream – Sketching a new word

“I have a dream – sketching a new world” was published by Steinkis editions in August 2013, in association with Cartooning for Peace. This collective book pays tribute to Martin Luther King on the occasion ot the 50th anniversary of his famous speech.

On August 28, 1963, Mr. Luther King delivered a speech in Washington which became one of the fundamental texts of the twentieth century. What is left of the Martin Luther King’s causes? Were his dreams realized? What would he fight for nowadays?
The book consists of the portraits of 9 leading figures (Aung Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Yunus, Vaclav Havel, Barack Obama, Raoni, Stéphane Hessel, Joan Baez and Wangari Muta Maathai) inspired by Martin Luther King’s causes, and cartoons drawn by 27 editorial cartoonists from around the world, for most of them Cartooning for Peace members.
The book is still available on Steinkis website (in French).
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Licence to Sktech

 In 2008, on the occasion of the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Cartooning for Peace presents the exhibition “Licence to Sketch”, displayed at the Historical Library of the City of Paris in 2008- 2009 and in Nimes in 2009. The eponymous book gives a cross-disciplinary view on press cartoons and presentes works of twenty-six artists from 18 countries.
In partnership with Paris Libraries (Paris Bibliothèques)
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It’s Brussels’ fault

In 2009, on the occasion of the Belgian Presidency, the Cultural Center of Wallonie-Bruxelles center pays tribute to the sixty years of European Union and presents an exhibition of editorial cartoons titled “It’s Brussels’ fault”, in Paris and Brussels, retracing the steps of European construction.
The exhibition and the eponymous book are produced in partnership with Cartooning for Peace and International Courier.

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100 cartoons for Haïti

After the devastating earthquake on January, 12 2010, international aid immediatly flows to Haiti. As a second step, an entire country needs to be rebuild. In May 2010, Casterman Editions published a book, “100 cartoons for Haiti”, presenting a collection of cartoons and comic boards to provide sustained support to the Haitians. The book is realeased in partnership with Le Monde, Radio France and Cartooning for Peace.

All profits for the book have gone to Haitian projects, through Fondation de France support. 
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Get lost! (Dégage !)

December 2010. Mohamed Bouazizi, young Tunisian of 26 years old, set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. This desperate act is the start of protest movements that spread through Arab world in 2011 ; revolutions against dictatorships also known as the Arab Spring.
Drawing is always the expression of a revolt, most of the time the expression of population’s revolt. Get lost!” book compiles sketches on unprecedented revolutions in the Arab world in 2011.
Fetjaine Editions, 2011

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Cartooning for Peace Channel on Dailymotion

Interviews, animated cartoons, conferences and recordings…

Have a look at our video archives on Cartooning for Peace channel on Dailymotion!

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Cartooning for Peace in the Press

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About Cartooning for Peace

Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize and former Secretary General of the UN, and Plantu, French editorial cartoonist at Le Monde newspaper, gathered together twelve of the greatest international cartoonists at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on October 16, 2006, at a symposium entitled « Unlearning Intolerance ».

The Cartooning for Peace initiative started with this meeting. It aims to promote a better understanding and mutual respect between people of different cultures and beliefs using editorial cartoons as a universal language.

Cartooning for Peace is now a network of more than 140 editorial cartoonists from all over the world committed for Freedom of Speech and Tolerance!

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