CRNI’s 2014 Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning was shared by Indian cartoonist Kanika Mishra and Palestinian cartoonist Majda Shaheen. Ms. Mishra and Ms. Shaheen are the first women to win the award.
Kanika Mishra was chosen as the co-recipient of our 2014 CIEC award for her courageous work critical of Asaram Bapu, a popular religious leader accused of rape. Kanika refused to keep quiet in the face of death threats against her and her family by the guru’s devotees, continuing her targeting of Asaram and India’s rape culture with more cartoons featuring Karnika Kahen, her “everywoman” cartoon creation. Then her Facebook and email accounts were hacked, with personal information stolen and more threats made if she refused to … [full story]
Kanika Mishra on Facebook Kanika Mishra on Twitter
As she so eloquently stated in her acceptance remarks, which she was unable to travel to America to give in person due to continuing concerns for her safety … [full story]
Majda Shaheen on Facebook Majda Shaheen on Twitter Majda Shaheen on Cartoon Movement