CRNI Gives Courage In Editorial Cartooning Award To Ali Ferzat And Aseem Trivedi
The Cartoonists Rights Network International named Ali Ferzat and Aseem Trivedi the co-winners of its annual Courage In Editorial Cartooning Award in a release distributed yesterday. The organization awards this honor to a cartoonist in danger as opposed to a specific cartoon. Ferzat is the internationally-renowned Syrian cartoonist who made wire stories all over the world after being assaulted by pro-government thugs that sought to break his hands. Trivedi is being honored for launching the cartoon site Cartoons Against Corruption and a free speech organization in the increasingly free speech-hostile Indian market.
Past winners of the award include the South African cartoonist Zapiro and the embattled Malaysian cartoonist Zunar.