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August 14, 2017

Go, Read: WSJ On Thoroughness Of Difficulties Facing Editorial Cartoonists In Turkey

imageIt's behind a paywall, but if you have a chance to get at this Wall Street Journal article on the collapse of satire and cartoon commentary in Turkey over the last 24 months, take it.

The authors go beyond the direct harassment of cartoonists and journalists by the present Turkish regime to bring in a couple of other elements to the table. Most surprisingly, they flat-out blame those who copy the works and distribute them for free as depleting resources from publications that could have used -- and could continue to use -- that money to fight legal sanctions. That's not an argument I've heard before.
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