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January 4, 2015

50 Comics Positives For 2014 Kanika Mishra, Majida Shaheen Win CRNI Award


Michael Cavna had the best story (through here) about the first female recipients of the Cartoonist Rights Network International Award For Courage In Editorial Cartooning. Both cartoonists took on difficult subjects and prominent men: Kanika Mishra created cartoons about Asaram Bapu, a religious leader facing rape charges; Majida Shaheen caricatured the Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (as seen above).

Both cartoonists faced threats of violence but continued to publish. It continues to be extremely difficult to make cartoons about figures of power in the vast majority of the world, and anyone that does so should have our full support. The work of these two cartoonists honors this award.
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