Iranian Cartoonists and Satirists Speak Out on Charlie Hebdo

Iranian Cartoonists and Satirists Speak Out on Charlie Hebdo

Tuesday 3 February 2015

In the wake of the January 7 attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran released a video, featuring nine prominent Iranian cartoonists, satirists and comedians expressing their solidarity with the victims of the attack and the defense of free speech.

The video, Iranian Cartoonists and Satirists Speak Out on Charlie Hebdo, contains commentary from celebrated Iranian cartoonists and satirists, many of whom were forced to flee Iran after publishing work critical of Iranian authorities and official policies.

Several of the artists featured, including cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani, satirist Alireza Rezaie and cartoonist Mana Neyestani, currently reside in France and in the video, express their sadness over this attack in the country that provided them refuge and a safe creative space.

In addition to expressions of sympathy, the nine artists describe what freedom of expression means to them, and why defending the right to free speech is so critical for their work.

The video features, in order of credited appearance, cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani, political-social satirist Alireza Rezaie, cartoonist Mana Neyestani, cartoonist and animator Afshin Sabouki, political satirist Kambiz Hosseini, cartoonist Touka Neyestani, cartoonist Nikahang Kowsar, author and political satirist Ebrahim Nabavi and comedian Maz Jobrani.

The work of some of these artists and other commentators was previously featured in Sketches of Iran: A Glimpse from the Front Lines of Human Rights, a compilation of cartoons and essays on human rights published by the Campaign in January 2013.

- International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Website

Tor Guide - Freedom & Privacy Online

Tor Powering Digital Resistance. “The Onion Router” protects your privacy. Tor is an invaluable tool for protecting online freedom and guarding against state surveillance and censorship (...)

Tor Project

Keywords

Iran

Translation

Grassroots Campaign To Free Julian Assange

Grassroots Campaign To Free Julian Assange

#JA4Me is a global campaign of grassroots actions with a single unrelenting focus: to free Julian Assange. It is the brainchild of supporters (...)


Reality Winner and the war on whistleblowers

Reality Winner and the war on whistleblowers

Courage Foundation and Expose Facts Organiser of Truthtelling in Trump’s America. Who is Reality Winner? A discussion with three US national (...)


The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide

Today we lament the beginning of the infamous Armenian Genocide (24th April 1915) in which 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of Turkey’s (...)


The Circle Of HOPE - A Hacker's Dozen

The Circle Of HOPE - A Hacker’s Dozen

Hacking Extradition: Fighting the Long Arm of U.S. Law (July 20th-22nd New York City). Speakers: Nathan Fuller, Grace North, Lauri Love, Barrett (...)


Croix Rouge

We stand with Ukraine

The Russian government’s attack on Ukraine has put millions of innocent lives in danger. We stand with Ukraine to support their freedom and to defend democracy. If you wish to support Ukraine and its people in their time of need, please consider donating to the Red Cross.


/e/ Foundation
eFoundation is a non-profit organization leading the development of Open Source mobile operating systems that respect users’ data privacy.

Tor Browser
Tor Browser
Tor protects your privacy

NordVPN
Protect all your devices.
2-Year Plan | Discount -72%