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Launch of online information sessions: “Legal protection of press cartoonists”

Launch of online information sessions: “Legal protection of press cartoonists”

Together with Cartooning for Peace, we are pleased to announce the launch of information sessions designed specifically for cartoonists, as part of the project “Support to the Legal Protection of press cartoonists” administrated by the Global Media Defence Fund (GMDF) managed by UNESCO. The main objective of the project is to improve the legal protection of press cartoonists and thus contribute to an environment of free, plural and quality information for citizens.

In the face of ramping legal censorship, the four online information sessions will offer a presentation of the legal framework and institutions defending freedom of expression in 4 distinct geographical areas.

Conducted by Media Defence’s legal experts and featuring cartoonists, the sessions will also seek to facilitate future collaboration between all participants.

Spread over the two months of October and November 2021, the sessions are aimed for cartoonists and legal professionals and will focus on:

  • Session 1: Legal framework for freedom of expression institutions in Africa
  • Session 2: Legal framework for freedom of expression institutions in Asia
  • Session 3: Legal framework for freedom of expression institutions in Europe
  • Session 4: Legal framework for freedom of expression institutions in Latin America

 

The sessions will present and explain the often complex legal protection options available to cartoonists. By addressing regional treaties and the institutions that ensure their application, detailing the steps to follow, and providing contacts adapted to different cases, the sessions will aim to be as exhaustive as possible while leaving room for exchange and testimony.

For more information, and on how to register, please contact Cartooning for Peace on international@cartooningforpeace.org.

Cartoon by Firoozeh (Iran) – Cartooning for Peace


Media Defence et l’association Cartooning for Peace sont heureuses d’annoncer le lancement des sessions d’information à destination des dessinateurs et dessinatrices de presse, dans le cadre du projet « Soutien à la protection juridique des dessinateurs et dessinatrices de presse » administré par le Global Media Defence Fund (GMDF) géré par l’UNESCO. Le projet a pour objectif principal d’améliorer la protection juridique des dessinateurs et dessinatrices de presse et ainsi contribuer à un environnement d’informations libres, plurielles et de qualité au service des citoyens.

Face à la censure légale grandissante (lois liberticides, procédures judiciaires, etc.), les quatre sessions d’information en ligne proposeront une présentation du cadre légal et des institutions de défense de la liberté d’expression dans 4 zones géographiques distinctes.

Conduites par des spécialistes juridiques de Media Defence et donnant la parole aux dessinateurs et dessinatrices participants, les sessions permettront également le renforcement de la collaboration future entre les parties prenantes.

Réparties sur les deux mois d’octobre et de novembre 2021, elles seront ouvertes sur inscription aux dessinateurs et dessinatrices de presse et aux professionnels de l’assistance juridique et s’intéresseront au :

  • Session 1: Cadre légal et institutions de défense de la liberté d’expression en Afrique
  • Session 2: Cadre légal et institutions de défense de la liberté d’expression en Asie
  • Session 3: Cadre légal et institutions de défense de la liberté d’expression en Europe
  • Session 4: Cadre légal et institutions de défense de la liberté d’expression en Amérique Latine

 

Les sessions présenteront et vulgariseront les options de protection juridique, souvent complexes, s’offrant aux dessinateurs. En abordant les traités régionaux et les institutions qui en assure leur application, détaillant les démarches à suivre, et fournissant des contacts adaptés à différents cas de figures, les sessions auront l’ambition d’être les plus exhaustives possible tout en laissant la place à l’échange et au témoignage.

Pour de plus amples informations, n’hésitez pas a contacter Cartooning for Peace par email: international@cartooningforpeace.org.

Dessin: Firoozeh (Iran) – Cartooning for Peace

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