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Keyvan Varesi wins World Press Freedom cartoon competition

Award ceremonyKevan Varesi received the award certificate from Jaap Werner, the Dutch ambassador in Tehran.

Keyvan Varesi from Iran is the proud winner of the World Press Freedom Conference cartoon competition, organized by Cartoon Movement and Cartooning for Peace. He was rewarded with this certificate by the Netherlands Embassy in Iran today. To celebrate WPFC2020, this cartoon competition was launched in the beginning of the year. Cartoonist could submit cartoons about pressfreedom and journalism without fear or favour. Over 800 cartoons from all over the world were submitted, of which Keyvan’s cartoon is the winner.

1. Keyvan Varesi  - Iran [WINNER]


In addition to the winner, the jury selected an honorable mention to Jugoslav Vlahovic from Serbia:

2. Jugoslav Vlahovic - Serbia [HONORABLE MENTION]


A further 8 cartoons were slected to complete a top 10 that will be presented at the WPFC 2020:

3. Niels Bo Bojesen - DenmarkNiels Bo Bojesen - Denmark


4. Naji Benaji - MoroccoNaji Benaji - Morocco


5. Esmaeil Babaei - IranEsmaeil Babaei - Iran

6. Moro - CubaMORO - Cuba


7. Sherif Arafa - EgyptSherif Arafa - Egypt


8. Angel Boligan - MexicoAngel Boligan - Mexico


9. - Osama Hajjaj - JordanOsama Hajjaj - Jordan


10. Saeed Sadhegi - IranSaeed Sadhegi - Iran


These cartoons will be shown at an exhibition in the Sound and Vision Institute The Hague, a media museum that recently opened in the center of The Hague. The exhibition will open on December 8. If you are in The Hague, make sure to check it out! If not, you can always register for WPFC and visit the digital cartoon wall, an initiative of Cartoon Movement and Cartooning for Peace where cartoonists from all over the world will create cartoons about topics and sessions that are addressed during WPFC. Congratulations Keyvan!


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