CPJ to release report on global dangers to cartoonists

New York, May 13, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release
Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat, its first report on the global threat to cartoonists, on May 19, 2015.

The attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 shed light on the grave dangers confronting those who draw satirical and political cartoons. But threats against cartoonists are a global phenomenon and are as diverse as the content of the cartoons themselves. CPJ’s report explores the crackdowns on cartoonists by examining cases in Malaysia, India, South Africa, Bangladesh, Venezuela, the United States, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Iran.

WHAT: Release of CPJ’s report Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat

WHEN: May 19, 2015, 12:01 a.m. EST/ 0401 GMT

WHERE: www.cpj.org

Note to editors:

Advance copies of Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat are available upon request in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

For social media, CPJ suggests using the hashtag #CartoonistsUnderThreat