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March 28, 2014

Go, Read: CBLDF On Cartoonists Protesting Turkey Twitter Ban

Betsy Gomez at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has her usual smart write-up over at the Fund today, this time on cartoonists protesting against the efforts of Turkey's ruling government to quell the talk of corruption by banning twitter. As has been linked-to and discussed here a billion different times, Turkey has not been a great place to be a cartoonist over the last decade, including the use of the courts by sitting politicians to punish undesirable portrayals. So any shots they can take isn't just good for the issue involved, but good in general, I'd say. One thing that's been lost the last few years as they've seen general economic success is the idea that Turkey would suffer for free speech abuses, which this fiasco reignites.
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