Free Ramón Esono Ebalé

Artists around the world are campaigning for cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé, imprisoned without charge in Equatorial Guinea since September 16.

Share your artwork in support of Ramón on social media using the hashtag #FreeNseRamon

You can check out Ramón’s excellent work here. Some of it features Equatorial Guinea’s President “Obi”, who seized power in a coup way back in 1979.

Imagine drawing the one Prime Minister, say Tony Abbott, for 38 years straight. Good grief.

Campaigning for the release of Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart

Photo: front page of Turkish newspaper, Cumhuriyet

My cartoon on the cover of the Turkish national daily Cumhuriyet, in the panel where their cartoonist Musa Kart’s cartoon should be.

Photo: blank cartoon panel, following the arrest of Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart

Musa was arrested and jailed pending trial in early November, along with a number of his journalist colleagues, as part of President Erdoğan’s post-coup crackdown on critical voices in the media.

Photo of Turkish cartoonist Musa Cart, October 2016

While he remains in jail, Cumhuriyet is filling Musa’s panel with cartoons of solidarity from around the world.

Cartoon: in solidarity with jailed Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart

“At least 81 journalists are imprisoned in Turkey, all of them facing anti-state charges, in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown that has included the shuttering of more than 100 news outlets. The 259 journalists in jail worldwide is the highest number recorded since 1990.” A special report from the Committee to Protect Journalists by Elana Beiser.