The Press Cartoon, the art of the politically incorrect

7 November 2019 - 17.00-18.30 - Council of Europe Hemicycle

In our “new, open and interconnected world” press cartoonists (who are at the same time journalists, artists and comedians – don’t forget it!) are always the target!

The New York Times case is a textbook example that crystalises all the difficulties facing the profession: political, economic and religious censorship, moral sensitivities overwhelmed by the polemic on social networks, and the surrender of some press outlets to the storm…

While we live in a world of images, has the art of satire and impertinence – which is at the very heart of press cartoons – become more difficult today than in the past? This is a very serious matter: we need to “relearn how to laugh” in order to face the evils of our time and our fragile democracies with distance, intelligence and critical thinking.

Press cartoonists help us to do this… but are we, the readers, up to the challenge of freedom of expression?

Cartoon © Dlog (Tunisia) / Cartooning for Peace

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ANTÓNIO

ANTÓNIO

Cartoonist

Portugal

CHAPPATTE

CHAPPATTE

Cartoonist

Switzerland

GLEZ

GLEZ

Cartoonist

Burkina Faso

KICHKA

Michael KICHKA

Cartoonist

Israel

PLANTU

PLANTU

Cartoonist and President of Cartooning for Peace

France

RAYMA

RAYMA

Cartoonist

Venezuela

TELNAES Ann

Ann TELNAES

Cartoonist

USA

ZLATKOVSKY

ZLATKOVSKY

Cartoonist

Russian Federation

with the participation of 30 other cartoonists with the participation of 30 other cartoonists

Bado (Canada), Boligán (Mexico), Camdelafu (Venezuela), Dlog (Tunisia), Uri Fink (Israel), Ali Ghamir (Morocco), Xavier Gorce (France), Khalid Gueddar (Morocco), Izel (Turkey), Kak (France), Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine), Khalil (Palestine), L'Andalou (Algeria), Lefrançois (France), Denis Lopatin (Russian Federation), Pedro X. Molina (Nicaragua), Mykaïa (France), Nardi (Italy), Needall (Tunisia), Piet (France), Lars Refn (Denmark), Tjeerd Royaards (Netherlands), Laurent Salles (France), Vadot (Belgium), Wiglaf (France), Yemsrach Yetneberk (Ethiopia), Z (Tunisia), Willy Zekid (Congo Brazzaville), Zohoré (Ivory Coast)