While the danger faced by cartoonists is brought into focus by the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo
, the threats far exceed Islamic extremism. A CPJ special report
finds that as their work transcends borders and languages and simplifies complex political situations, cartoonists around the world are being imprisoned, forced into hiding, threatened with legal action or killed. In Malaysia, political cartoonist Zunar, pictured, could face decades in prison for his work.
• Slideshow: Cartoonists share their work