Cheeky Laughs (4) – Being a woman – resist to sexism and gender inequality

Here is the last chapter of the conference organized by LIBREXPRESSION as part of the festival “Internazionale in Ferrara – 2018” (#intfe) dedicated to sexism and gender inequality. Always with the participation of the cartoonists: Marilena Nardi (IT), Anne Derenne (FR) and Zainab Fasiki (Morocco), the theme of this last part was dedicated to how […]

Council of Europe Media Freedom Platform

To stay informed on all threats to media freedom,you can subscribe (it’s free) to the weekly webpage of the Council of Europe « Media Freedom »: website: https://www.coe.int/en/web/media-freedom Concerned about the increasing threats to media freedom in its 47 member-states, the Council of Europelaunched in 2015 a platform to protect journalists and journalism in partnership with leading organisations […]

Bulgaria: Investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova raped and murdered

  Bulgaria: Investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova raped and murdered – (Information from the platform “Media Freedom” of the Council of Europe) Bulgarian journalist and TV presenter Viktoria Marinova was found dead on 6 October 2018 in a park in the northern city of Ruse, where she had reportedly been out jogging. A regional prosecutor said […]

LIBEX-2018 Prizes ceremony

On Sunday 16th of September, Piazetta Struzo in Conversano (BA) was organised the Prize-ceremony  for the three winners of the Competition LIBEX-2018 on the theme “Imagination and power in the digital era“. A very nice public event, in presence of the jury, the Lord Mayor of Conversano, Pasquale Loiacono, the president of the Italian Journalists Association, Raffaele […]

The 15 best cartoons of the Competition LIBEX-2018

After selecting 55 cartoons out of the 635 sent by 260 candidates from 55 different countries del Concorso LIBEX-2018 on the theme: “Imagination and power in the digital era”  the jury choose its 15 prefered cartoons.  The 55 cartoons will be exhibited during and after the festival “LectroInFabula-2018” (from the 13th to the 16th of September, […]

A collection of African comics, drawings and illustrations on the web

2500 drawings, from 32 African countries, were scanned and placed on the web at www.africacomics.net to be consulted for free. A project by Lai-Momo and the magazine Africa e Mediterraneo to promote the largest collection of comics, drawings and illustrations in Africa, unique in its kind, which winds through wars, stories of rebirth, collective imagination […]

Charges dropped against cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé

Libex and Index on Censorship welcome the news that charges against cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé, who frequently uses his art to lampoon senior Equatorial Guinea government officials, have been dropped. (see Post on Libex 26-12-2017) “This is wonderful news and we urge the authorities in Equatorial Guinea to release Ramon without delay. The charges […]

Tunisia blows hot and cold on freedom of expression

Unions of Tunisian imams lose their case against the Shams Association for the Defense of Homosexuals The court of first instance of Tunis rejected on January 15th  the request of the Trade Union Council of Iman (CSNI) to stop of the broadcast of the webradio Shams Rad, created in December 2016 by the association Shams, […]

The Winners of “Prix Mémorial” 2018

For its first edition the Prix Mémorial, “United Sketches” International, received 934 drawings from seventy-six countries. Two awards for press cartoons and human rights were awarded on February 11, 2018. The International Cartoon Award for Human Rights [3000 Euros] was awarded to Jiho (France). The International jury composed of Kianoush Ramezani [President], Stéphane Grimaldi, Pascal Lemaître, Carolin Olivier, Patrick Nicolle.The winner cartoon was published in Marianne, […]

Kianoush, award-winner in Angoulême Festival

KIANOUSH (KIANOUSH RAMEZANI), member of the Scientific Council of the LIBREXPRESSION Centre, has received the prize of artistic courage, entitled “Couilles au Cul 2018” (French vulgar expression to qualify a person with great courage) prize of the Angoulême comic book festival. A provocative title for a prize for boldness and bravery. The organizers of this […]

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