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Freedom of expression and political satire are in danger

LibexPart of the gallery of 55 semi-finalists, click the image to see the full gallery.

More and more journalists and editorial cartoonists are victims of murders, assaults, kidnappings, physical intimidation, imprisonment, arrests, travel bans, police harassment, politically motivated lawsuits, asset freezing or seizure, vandalism, cyber-attacks, online harassment, blacklisting and bullying.

The Librexpression centre for freedom of expression (Libex) has organized a cartoon competition on the threats that this fundamental right, and the political satire which is an expression of it are currently facing even in Europe.

You can see the 55 semi-finalists on the website of Voxeurop. The finalist cartoons will be presented on Voxeurop on 17 September.


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