Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Guyanese cartoonist highlights oil boom, corruption
By  • 23 February 2018
When Paul Harris entered a newspaper cartooning competition in Guyana in 1983, he did it not because he wanted to but to make his father happy. [caption id="attachment_9104" align="alignleft" width="173"] Guyanese cartoonist Paul Harris (courtesy)[/caption]…
Drawing Japan's politics, from Seattle
By  • 26 October 2017
Roger Dahl, an unlikely Japanese political cartoonist When Roger Dahl moved to Japan in 1989, he was like hundreds of other recent college grads - looking for adventure and funding it by teaching English. [caption…
Kenyan cartoonist optimistic despite censorship, tension
By  • 12 October 2017
"A political cartoonist is always on the cutting edge of free expression, given that they are constantly making fun of powerful people." Patrick Gathara came of age as Kenya began its transition to a multiparty…
Project Exile: Chinese 'traitor' cartoonist exiled in Japan
By  • 22 May 2017
They even put up a notice in the state paper, The People's Daily, denouncing me as a "pro-Japan traitor." It was nearly midnight, and Chinese cartoonist Wang Liming (王立铭) had just returned to his Beijing apartment…
Ecuador cartoonist hit by Correa's crackdown
By , • 20 February 2015
"If I censor myself, I would not be a cartoonist anymore. A cartoonist cannot censor himself." If there’s a face of Ecuador’s widening efforts to censor the press, it’s cartoonist Xavier Bonilla. Known by his…
Malaysia seizes books by critical cartoonist
By  • 16 February 2015
Malaysian police have seized about 200 copies of a new book by a political cartoonist known for lampooning the government, local news reports said. The cartoonist Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, said…
Drawing a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks
By  • 12 January 2015
'We thought that the cartoonists that were most in danger were African cartoonists.' The slaying of five French cartoonists in attacks by Islamic extremists Jan. 7 triggered massive demonstrations in France. And it made free…
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