• Click on image to enlarge
    Cartoon: Egypt Warming to Russia

    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.

    Read more...

  • Cartoon by Mohammad Saba’aneh
    Cartoon: Writer’s Block

    Today we launch our new Cartoons section with a piece from Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh. The Cartoons section features cartoonists from around the world whose work offers unique political and social commentary, as well as sharp wit.

    Read more...

  • Jenin Protests_ Sawt Al-Mana
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, an anti-Islamist film ignited violent protests across the Arab world; Freedom Theater co-founder Zakaria Zubeidi to begin death fast until he is released from a Palestinian prison; Aseem Trivedi jailed for cartoon mocking Indian government.

    Read more...

  • Freedom Theatre in Jenin
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    In this week’s Freedom of Speech Roundup news and analysis from Palestine, Russia, China, Sudan and Thailand. Also a book review of China in Ten Words by Yu Hua, and an open letter calling on Obama to ask for Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega’s release.

    Read more...