Repression of the press is a puzzle, and the pieces can take many forms: outright censorship by the state is one form, but the latest arrest of four Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt might be considered another. Cartoon by Ángel Ramiro Zapata Mora (Colombia).
Today’s cartoon from Ramzy Taweel (Palestine) takes a look at the recent visit to Egypt by Russia’s defense and foreign ministers, which is seen as an attempt by both countries to assert themselves amid a Middle East power vacuum.
RCD – Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali‘s political party – was dissolved in 2011 after the revolution. Here is Tunisian political cartoonist Tawfiq Omrane’s take on the RCD’s transformation and “comeback”.
Outraged by the spying practices of the NSA, tech giants Google and Facebook have been calling for substantial reform and more transparency. Political cartoonist Tjeerd Royaards (Netherlands) takes a closer look.
Today’s cartoon comes to us from Marian Kamensky (Austria). Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered a review of the case against two jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band saying that a lower court did not fully prove their guilt.
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