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February 16, 2012


“The Moment They Start To Open Their Mouths, I Open My Sketch Book”

That's a great line from the Malaysian cartoonist Zunar about the politicians in his country, made in response to a "where do you get your ideas" query at the opening of a bunch of his satirical cartoons in Great Britain. Zunar's travails -- which have included arrest but more importantly a chilling effect on potential printing and publishing partners for the cartoonist -- are a reminder about the necessity of political satire and how efforts to repress it may only underline its potency.
 
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