Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award 2017

Each year CRNI highlights a case of particular concern by honoring a cartoonist or group of cartoonists who have displayed courage in the face of threats to their life or liberty.

Previous winners have made headlines in the last twelve months as their plight either intensified – for example, as Eaten Fish resorted to hunger strike on Manus Island and Zunar faced harassment from polically-motivated mobs in Malaysia – or problems recurred – as Musa Kart was once again taken to court in Turkey and Nik Kowsar was given a sentence in absentia by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court.

They are far from alone. Earlier this year our colleagues at Cartooning For Peace issued a comprehensive report on the state of play for cartoonists round the world and it makes instructive reading.

Nominations should be sent to our Executive Director, Dr Robert Russell – – with the subject line “2017 AWARD NOMINEES”. Please submit your ideas no later than 17:00 EST, September 15th 2017.

As usual, the winner will be announced at the conclusion of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention, held this year at Hofstra University, New York.

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