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).
Spain’s government recent approval of a restrictive abortion law is seen by activists and women’s groups as turning back the clock on rights acquired by women in Spain almost 30 year ago. Cartoon by Gianfranco Uber (Italy).
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.
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