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Eva Fortes

Eva Fortes is the editor for the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. She previously worked in the Latin America programs of the Open Society Foundations and Human Rights Watch. Fortes holds a BA in comparative literature and society with a concentration in linguistics from Columbia University.

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Slideshow: Iran's journalists in chains


Editorial cartoons play a principal role in every newspaper and magazine in Iran, providing news, analysis, and satire in visual form. Since the presidential elections in 2009, when Iranian authorities launched an intense crackdown against journalists, civil society activists, and lawyers, many political cartoonists began to leave Iran. Those who stayed have adjusted their work to be more ambiguous, to communicate their message while attempting to evade government censorship and arrests.

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