On December 9 and 10, the World Press Freedom Conference 2020 (WPFC) will take place online and in The Hague, the Netherlands. The WPFC gathers journalists, media companies, human rights defenders, members of the judiciary, policymakers, academics, youth, NGOs and everyone who is interested in press freedom worldwide.
Journalists and cartoonists have faced increasing pressure in recent years; we published an emergency statement earlier this year. Especially now, in times of uncertainty (caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of terrorism), a free press is essential in helping us cope, understand and overcome the crisis. This makes it all the more necessary to come together to stand up for a free, independent press and the safety of journalists.
During the conference, and in the week before, Cartooning for Peace and Cartoon Movement invite you to share your own thoughts, ideas, comments, concerns, sketches or photos regarding press freedom and artistic freedom. Between December 2 and December 10, we'll be collecting the best comments and ideas, and giving them to our community of cartoonists to work into political cartoons about press freedom.
The results will be published on our project page. The best cartoons will also be used during the conference and be shared on social media. If your comment gets turned into a cartoon, you could win a high quality art print of that cartoon to hang on your wall!
So how can you share your thoughts, sketches, photos? Easy! Via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #digitalcartoonwall. Or just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org