Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cartoonist Rights Network International videos on YouTube

The Northern Virginia-based anti-censorship organization Cartoonist Rights Network International has put eight videos on YouTube.

Russell, Robert.  2012.
CRNI Interview of American cartoonist Susie Cagle, Sept 2012
Sep 21, 2012 by CartoonistsRights

CRNI Robert Russell ACEC 2012 Speech [aka "Cartoonists & Censorship: Past, Present and Future"].
Aug 25, 2012 by CartoonistsRights

Rougier-Chapman, Drew.  2012.
CRNI Interview of American-Canadian cartoonist Dan Murphy, July 5, 2012
Cartoonist Rights Network International July 10 2012

Rougier-Chapman, Drew.  2012.
CRNI Interview of Iranian Canadian cartoonist Nik Kowsar, May 2012
 Aug 19, 2012 by CartoonistsRights

Iranian-Canadian cartoonist Nik Kowsar speaks out against the sentencing of Iranian cartoonist Mahmud Shokraye to 25 lashes for drawing a caricature of parliamentarian Ahmad Lotfi Ashtiani. Nik notes that this awful punishment if enforced will set a terrible precedent.

Rougier-Chapman, Drew.  2012.
CRNI April 2012 Interview of Matt Wuerker on Ali Ferzat
 Jun 27, 2012 by CartoonistsRights

This is an audio interview of CRNI Board Member Matt Wuerker, the editorial cartoonist for Politico.com, about Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat. This April 2012 interview took place shortly after Time magazine released its annual edition of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Time magazine asked Matt Wuerker to write the article on Ali Ferzat. In this interview, CRNI Deputy Director Drew Rougier-Chapman asks Matt why he believes Ali was deemed one of the most influential people in the world.

Rougier-Chapman, Drew.  2012.
CRNI Interview of Venezuelan cartoonist Rayma Suprani, March 2012
Jul 3, 2012 by CartoonistsRights

This is a March 30, 2012, interview of Rayma Suprani. Rayma is an opinion writer and editorial cartoonist for the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal. The interview took place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Cartooning for Peace - America Inaugural Symposium. Rayma answered questions about the threats she has received after television host Mario Silva, on the Venezuelan state-run television program La Hojilla (The Razorblade), accused her of being a hate-filled racist and elitist. The accusations were in response to a cartoon by Rayma that criticizes the government's treatment of the homeless. Despite the on-air attacks on the state channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) and the ensuing threats via Twitter, Rayma continues to bravely express her opinions.

Rougier-Chapman, Drew.  2012.
CRNI Interview of French cartoonist/editor Stéphane Charb Charbonnier, May 2012.
 Jul 4, 2012 by CartoonistsRights

This is an interview of French cartoonist Stéphane "Charb" Charbonnier, the editor of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Six months prior to this interview the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo were firebombed by Islamic extremists. The interview was conducted by Drew Rougier-Chapman, the Deputy Director of the Cartoonists Rights Network International.

Zunar 2011 CRNI Courage Award Acceptance Speech.
 Aug 19, 2012 by CartoonistsRights

Every year the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) gives its Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning to a cartoonist in great danger or who has demonstrated exceptional courage in the exercise of free speech rights. On July 7, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, Malaysian cartoonist Zunar accepted the CRNI's Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning.

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