CRNI’s current Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award laureate Pedro X Molina has paid tribute to past winner Musa Kart, currently a prisoner in Turkey. Together with our friends at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund we present this new comic strip in English and Spanish ahead of World Press Freedom Day.
Since the news broke a week ago cartoonists everywhere have begun posting their own tributes, expressions of solidarity and outrage using the hashtag #FreeMusaKart
CRNI is an anti-censorship organization and endorses the freedom of expression of cartoonists everywhere. It is heartening to see efforts made to keep Musa’s story at the forefront of the news agenda and cartoons will certainly help; they will go even further if they can be used by campaigners in Turkey, as in the past.
We’ll have more to say about Musa, alongside many other freedom of expression NGOs, later on #WPFD2019