Monday, February 20, 2012

CRNI Courage Award Press Release

Cartoonists Rights Network International
Press Release
February 20, 2012

Mr. Joel Pett the President of Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) and staff cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader, announced today that nominations are still being accepted until midnight EST February 29, 2012, for 2012 CRNI Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning. Nominations can be made by any individual.

The Courage Award is given every year to a cartoonist who is in grave danger because of the power and impact of his or her work, or, to a cartoonist who has shown extraordinary courage in the exercise of free speech rights.

Nominations should be sent to with the nominee's name and a short paragraph explaining the reasons why this particular cartoonist is being nominated. All nominations will be reviewed by the Board of Directors of Cartoonists Rights Network International. The Board of Directors will choose the Courage Award recipient from the nominated cartoonists.

The Cartoonists Rights Network International is a free speech and human rights organization protecting editorial cartoonists who find themselves in danger because of the power and impact of their work.
For more information, visit the Courage Award website page of the Cartoonists Rights Network International at

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