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July 12, 2013

More On Egypt's Cartooning Culture Post-Mohamed Morsi


There's a nice piece popping up on the wires that contrasts the current reality facing Egyptian cartoonists after years of rule by Hosni Mubarak where satirical voices were severely discouraged despite that region's reich tradition of illustration and cartooning and work. The array of factors amuses: not only must cartoonists negotiate the wider reach of TV and rebuild their long-lost audiences via social media, at times the comedy of errors on display was so unbelievable to many of that country's practitioners of opinion-via-art that it was difficult for them to participate in the national dialogue. It's nice to read any article that has the kind of natural context where other political leaders can be note for their silly speech-making rather than their US-based foreign policy profile.
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