Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dizia Joseph Pulitzer: “Com o tempo, uma imprensa cínica, mercenária, demagógica e corrupta formará um público tão vil como ela mesma”.


OSMANI SIMANCA Nota de esclarecimento sobre a minha demissão do Jornal “A Tarde”


"Los que saben del papel de la sátira y el humor - expresa Simanca-  en un estado verdaderamente democrático pueden no haberle gustado muchos de mis diseños, pero nunca censurarán el pensamiento divergente. La esencia de mis ideas continúa siendo la misma: en defensa de la democracia, de la libertad de expresión, del estado laico; contra el autoritarismo, la intolerancia y el fanatismo. Mis caricaturas son contra la tortura, la homofobia, la xenofobia, el racismo y la injusticia. Estoy en contra el impeachment, el golpe y el fraude. No estoy del lado de los que han montado un espectáculo grotesco en el Congreso Nacional para destituir a la presidenta Dilma Rousseff"-expresó Osmani Simanca en este reportaje que le realicé el pasado año:


Ahora Simanca, el 11 de junio, da a conocer en Facebook sus razones para dimitir de su trabajo de opinador de la realidad con sus caricaturas en el diario brasileño A Tarde, de Salvador de Bahía.


Nota de esclarecimento sobre a minha demissão do Jornal “A Tarde”
Serei sempre muito grato pela oportunidade que tive, quando há mais de 15 anos comecei a trabalhar em “A Tarde”, periódico com uma tradição jornalística de mais de 100 anos. Foi sem dúvida uma honra publicar, aprender e aperfeiçoar-me com meus caros colegas e amigos. Durante minha estadia no diário ganhei importantes prêmios nacionais e internacionais e meus desenhos publicados originalmente em “A Tarde” foram, frequentemente, reproduzidos por outros jornais e revistas ao redor do mundo.
Depois da penúltima mudança na direção do jornal comecei a ser questionado sobre o conteúdo das minhas charges, sendo algumas delas censuradas. Estes desenhos proibidos foram reproduzidos com grande sucesso em outras mídias. Havia muito tempo que textos e matérias completas dos meus colegas eram cortados, mas não a charge. A charge era um pequeno oásis num deserto de tesouras.
É difícil ter liberdade sem independência econômica. A maior parte da imprensa sempre dependeu da propaganda dos governos. Isto não seria problema caso estes governantes não pressionassem jornais e jornalistas, e se jornalistas e jornais democráticos não se deixassem pressionar para escrever elogios ou críticas desmerecidas. Nosso rumo deve ser sempre definido pela ética e pela virtude, coisas raras nestes tempos sombrios, cheios de ódio e intolerância. Dizia Joseph Pulitzer: “Com o tempo, uma imprensa cínica, mercenária, demagógica e corrupta formará um público tão vil como ela mesma”.
Com a última mudança na direção do jornal, as pressões aumentaram ao ponto que tive que explicar o que era uma charge, e qual era o papel da sátira política em uma sociedade democrática e na imprensa livre. Fui indagado sobre quem me dava as pautas ao que respondi que as pautas eram os fatos, os quais pesquisava em profundidade, consultando várias fontes e colocando minha opinião na forma do jornalismo gráfico, caracterizado pela charge ou caricatura política. Fui advertido para não mexer em determinados temas e personagens, uma tarefa impossível no meio da putrefação política e ética em que se encontra o Brasil.
Quero agradecer às demonstrações de solidariedade de meus colegas, amigos e leitores por referencia a minha demissão sem justa causa e cuja verdadeira causa, de maneira resumida, expliquei neste texto.
Termino aqui, com este pensamento de Eurípedes:
“Todo o céu é da águia o caminho,
Toda a terra é do homem nobre a pátria”
Osmani Simanca

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Traducción al español
Nota explicativa sobre mi renuncia del diario "la tarde"
Siempre estaré muy agradecido por la oportunidad que tuve, cuando hace más de 15 años empecé a trabajar en "A Tarde", periódico con una tradición periodística de más de 100 años. Fue sin duda un honor publicar, aprender y prefecccionarme con mis queridos colegas y amigos. Durante mi estancia en el diario he ganado importantes premios nacionales e internacionales y mis diseños publicados originalmente en "A Tarde" se han reproducido por otros periódicos y revistas alrededor del mundo.
Después del penúltimo cambio en la dirección del diario comencé a ser cuestionado sobre el contenido de mis caricaturas, siendo algunas de ellas censuradas. Estos dibujos prohibidos se han reproducido con gran éxito en otros medios. Hacía mucho tiempo que textos y materias completas de mis compañeros eran cortados, pero no la caricatura de opinión,  charge. La caricatura de opinión era un pequeño oasis en un desierto de tijeras.
Es difícil tener libertad sin independencia económica. La mayor parte de la prensa siempre ha dependido de la propaganda de los gobiernos. Esto no sería problema si estos gobernantes no presionaran a  periódicos y periodistas, y si periodistas y periódicos democráticos no se dejaran presionar para escribir cualquier alabanza o críticas desmerecidas. Nuestro rumbo siempre debe ser definido por la ética y la virtud, cosas raras en estos tiempos oscuros, llenos de odio e intolerancia. Decía Joseph Pulitzer: "con el tiempo, una prensa cínica, mercenaria, demagógica y corrupta formará un público tan vil como ella misma".
Con el último cambio en la dirección del diario, las presiones aumentaron al punto que tuve que explicar que era una caricatura de opinion, y cuál era el papel de la sátira política en una sociedad democrática y la prensa libre. Fui indagado sobre quien me daba las pautas a lo que respondí que las pautas eran los hechos, los cuales investigaba en profundidad, consultando varias fuentes y poniendo mi opinión en la forma del periodismo gráfico, caracterizado por la opinión (charge) y caricatura política. Fui advertido para no tocar ciertos temas y personajes, una tarea imposible en medio de la podredumbre política y ética en la que se encuentra el Brasil.
Quiero dar las gracias a las demostraciones de solidaridad de mis colegas, amigos y lectores por referencia mi dimisión sin causa justa i y cuya verdadera causa, de manera resumida, expliqué en este texto.
Termino, con este pensamiento de Eurípides:
" todo el cielo es del águila el camino,
Toda la tierra es del hombre noble la patria "
Osmani Simanca



Sunday, June 11, 2017

The persecution of cartoonists is a reality

On World Press Freedom Day, the plights of three persecuted cartoonists deserve a spotlight  By Michael Cavna
An illustration of Zunar at a D.C. eatery in 2015. (Michael Cavna/The Washington Post)
ON WORLD PRESS Freedom Day, it is vital to remember that political cartoonists remain on the front lines of the fight.
If you value media freedom, you might pause to reflect on the plight of Musa Kart, who has been jailed in Turkey since last Halloween. Kart’s battles with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan stretch back more than a decade, but events escalated from courtroom wrangling to direct home raids last fall: Karr and 10 of his fellow Cumhuriyet staffers were rounded up amid Erdogan’s larger crackdown that has affected tens of thousands of Turkish citizens. Kart went uncharged until last month; he now faces decades in prison on political allegations that rights workers say are without merit.
Today is also an opportune time to think of the young cartoonist who goes by the nom de plume Mr. Eaten Fish. He is an Iranian refugee who has been jailed in Papua New Guinea’s Manus Camp after seeking to escape political persecution, he says, by trying to enter Australia.
“Manus Camp” by Eaten Fish. (Cartoon courtesy of CRNI)
We also think of the continually targeted Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque — better known as Zunar — who as of last fall has been banned from travel outside his nation.
(Courtesy of Zunar)
“Cartoonists Rights Network International is currently working with [those] two imprisoned cartoonists in Turkey and Papua New Guinea, and the other [one] in Malaysia whose passport has been seized, so in a sense he is imprisoned in his own country,” Robert Russell, the executive director of Cartoonists Rights Network International, tells The Post’s Comic Riffs.
“About four other cartoonists languish in a third-party countries waiting for some kind of rescue from the forces that have made them leave their homes,” continues Russell. “They live lives of fear, hunger, insecurity and, like other journalists in their situations, sleepless nights that constantly erode any sense of hope.”
Russell has worked for decades on securing the rights and freedom of political artists the globe over, but he finds the current era to be especially difficult.
“What seems most frustrating to me,” he says, “is how impotent some of our best-designed institutions are when they come up against the wall of a sovereign nation that has decided not to observe those human rights that are not convenient to them.
“The case of our friend and colleague incarcerated at the Papua New Guinea, Manus Island Detention Center — Eaten Fish — is the perfect example of these forces,” Russell says. “We, along with many other institutions and individuals — from the absolute grass roots right up to UNHCR and the British, Australian and Canadian parliaments — have not been able to find him safe passage to a welcoming country. Over the last year or two progress has definitely been made, but the forces of xenophobia seem to be powered by some ancient pool of dark energy worthy of any of Stan Lee’s dark comic books.”
CRNI’s principles, he says, are unbowed by such dark forces.
“In high school, our history professor used to drum into our heads that a democracy that fails to protect its minorities loses its right to rule,” Russell says. “Government with no right to rule seems inevitably to trump the better of mankind’s institutions.”
As such, Russell says World Press Freedom Day symbolizes the beacon of hope, and “all the strategies, all the creative thinking, all the highest ideals that humankind can put to work defending the cornerstone of all other rights: freedom of speech.”
And so, on this day, CRNI renews its call to the governments of Australia, Malaysia and Turkey “to take the higher road” and “recognize these lost souls in detention.”

(CAVNA’S CANVAS 2015)

Two years after Charlie, cartoonists are still persecuted
© Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas) - Cartooning for Peace

ORGANISATION RSF_en
On the eve of the second anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Cartooning for Peace and other cartoonist associations pay tribute to all press cartoonists who defend media freedom by means of their cartoons.

How you wield a pencil can still lead to violent reprisals.Only too often, cartoonists pay a high price for their irony and impertinence. The threats they receive are barometers of free speech, acting as indicators of the state of democracy in times of trouble.
It is hard to say whether cartoonists are more exposed since the attack that killed 12 people at Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January 2015. But they continue to be subjected to political, religious and economic pressure, to censorship, dismissal, death threats, judicial harassment, violence and, in the worst cases, even murder. As a profession, they are clearly threatened.
“Since the Charlie tragedy, many cartoonists have lived under constant political, religious and economic pressure, and pressure from non-state groups as well,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.
“Accusations of offending religion are too often used as a tool of political censorship. It is essential to remember that international law protects cartoonists because it safeguards the right to express and disseminate opinions that may offend, shock or disturb.
Cartooning for Peace president Plantu (Jean Plantureux) said: “Many cartoonists bear witness, in their battles and in the harassment and threats they receive, to the importance they assign to their efforts to raise awareness. Since the Charlie terrorist attacks, other tragic events have confirmed that, more than ever, we need to pursue our fight for freedom, one that is also waged with the pencil.
RSF, Cartooning for Peace and the other press cartoonist associations have compiled the following profiles of cartoonists who have been dismissed, arrested, imprisoned or threatened because of their cartoons.
The chosen cartoonists are Zunar, who has been hounded by the Malaysian authorities for years and is be tried at the end of January; Tahar Djehiche, an Algerian cartoonist who was given a jail sentence for insulting President Bouteflika; Musa Kart, the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet’s well-known cartoonist, who is now in jail; and Rayma Suprani, who was fired from the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal over her cartoons about the government and now lives in exile in the United States.
Sometimes just reposting a cartoon can lead to prosecution and imprisonment. This is what happened to Tunisian blogger Jabeur Mejri, who was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison in 2012 in connection with his Facebook posts.

ZUNAR (Malaysia)
Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, the cartoonist better known as Zunar, is a symbol of the fight for freedom of expression in Malaysia and the government’s bugbear. Because of his cartoons denouncing the corruption in all layers of Malaysian society, he has been subjected to various kinds of persecution for nearly a decade including repeated detention, arrests of assistants and supporters, a travel ban, the closure of his website, the confiscation of his cartoons and a ban on his cartoon books. When the opening of a Zunar exhibition was disrupted by his critics in November, the police intervened, confiscated the cartoons and ended up taking him into custody. In December, he was arrested again when he organized a sale of his books to compensate for the financial loss resulting from the exhibition’s cancellation. As a result, he is now being investigated as a threat to parliamentary democracy. He is already facing up to 43 years in prison on nine counts of violating the Sedition Act, which violates freedom of expression by making it easy to prosecute journalists and cartoonists for supposedly “seditious” content. The pretext for Zunar’s prosecution was nine tweets critical of the government. His trial has been postponed twice in the past two years and is now due to start on 24 January. Last year he received the Cartooning for Peace Prize for his courage and determination.
© Zunar (Malaysia) - Cartooning for Peace 

RAYMA (Venezuela)
Rayma Suprani is a Venezuela cartoonist who worked for nearly 20 years for the Caracas-based daily El Universal. Her cartoons criticized poverty, the lack of social justice and abuse of power under President Hugo Chavez, and under his successors after Chavez died in office in 2013. She had often been subjected to threats and pressure but in September 2014 she went “too far” in one of her cartoons. It portrayed public healthcare in Venezuela – which has been undermined by the crisis in the petrodollar economy – as an electrocardiogram that began with Chavez’s well-known signature and then flatlined. She was immediately fired by El Universal, which had just been acquired by someone more sympathetic to the Chavista government. Deprived of her source of income, she fled to the United States, where she continues to use her pencil to fight for freedom of expression.

© Rayma (Venezuela) - Cartooning for Peace 

MUSA KART (Turkey)
During the wave of arrests that followed last July’s failed coup in Turkey, the police detained a dozen employees of the leading opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet on 31 October. They included editor Murat Sabuncu, the newspaper’s lawyer, and its well-known cartoonist, Musa Kart. The head of the Istanbul prosecutor’s office said they were suspected of committing crimes on behalf of the Gülen movement (which is accused by the government of orchestrating the coup attempt). “For years I have tried to transcribe what we live through in this country in the form of caricatures and today it seems that I have entered one of them,” Kart said at the time. “What explanations will they give to the rest of the world? I have been taken into police custody because I drew cartoons!”

© Musa Kart (Turkey) - Cartooning for Peace 

TAHAR DJEHICHE (Algeria)
The Algerian cartoonist Tahar Djehiche posted a cartoon on social networks in April 2015 showing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika being buried under the sand of In Salah, a Saharan region where the population has been protesting against the use of fracking to produce shale gas. His aim was to draw attention to the environmental dangers of shale gas production by this means in Algeria, but he was charged with insulting the president and “inciting a mob.” He was acquitted in May 2015, but was convicted on appeal the following November and was sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of 500,000 dinars. Many international organizations have condemned this absurd and incomprehensible decision, especially as it is still not known who was responsible for the appeal.
© Tahar Djehiche (Algeria) - Cartooning for Peace 

JABEUR MEJRI (Tunisia)
A 29-year-old Tunisian blogger, Jabeur Mejri was prosecuted in March 2012 for posting cartoons and satirical texts on social networks at a time of continuing tension just over a year after President Ben Ali’s removal, when anything to do with religion was extremely sensitive. The cartoons, in particular, were deemed to have insulted Islam. He was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison and a fine of 1,200 dinars on charges of disrupting public order, causing wrong to others, and violating morality. He was strongly defended by human rights groups, which regarded him as one of the first prisoners of conscience since the fall of the Ben Ali regime. After two years in prison, he was finally pardoned by President Moncef Marzouki and was released in March 2014. He was arrested again the following month on a charge of insulting an official. After a second pardon in October 2014, he left Tunisia.
© Willis from Tunis (Tunisia) - Cartooning for Peace 

Friday, June 09, 2017

Exposição Nuno Saraiva "Festas - Os Originais!" no Passevite Rua Maria da Fonte 54A Lisboa Inaugura dia 10



DLRM-Cartoon-Graphic-Contest 2017



The popular hungarian DLRM band’s latest record was just realesed. The new album contains the „Stalemate” song.
OBJECTIVE:
Please, listen to this song and get inspired! 
Draw a cartoon based on the lyric and music that you had heart before than  make some graphic or video content and paint something related to the song.
BE CREATIVE, USE YOUR IMAGINATION!
Note! Best videos will be played at concerts promoting also the artists!
The music can be found here -> (just click ont he link , and you will be directed to youtube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzfsWmFqQIE
The lyrics can be found here, for your help
Stalemate (lyrics)
I dont wanna spend my time being overhypnotized
But to be honest it is happening at every single night
What the bloody hell do you think when you look into my eyes
Cause i can see an angel who's too cheeky to fly
I'll be your super clown you
Could use me any time but you dont know
That i might be older, i'll risk to be sober so its might be over
If you were just hangin around i'd probably just take my time 
But the night was short and im still not sober yeah i've gone too far but i'll text you later
Make me your your terror your pistol
You should make your decision cause i've already chosen mine 
But in a stalemate situation nobody knows what its all about
Why why are you talking like we
Were something else that we used to be
You should make your decision cause i've already chosen mine 
But in a stalemate situation nobody knows what its all about
You should make your decision 
In a stalemate situation 
You should make your decision 
In a stalemate situation
The DLRM’s website can be found here by clicking on the link HERE ->   http://dlrm.hu/
1.       Those people can participate who at least 18 years old
2.       The competition has only 1 round.
 Each aspirant can provide a maximum of 10 graphic content that DOES NOT HAVE lyric provided within.
The file extension MUST BE the following… ( CYMK, jpg etc..) and has to be HIGH quality.
video: .avi, .wmv, .mov, .mp4,
(Please be aware of that, gmail can store the attachment which is maximum 10MB)
3.       All the cartoons should be sent to the following email address; grafikuskelemen@gmail.com
4.       The deadline is July 31. 2017
5.       Prises are the following…
1st place -> 300€
2nd place -> 200€
3rd place -> 100€
6.       All the aspirants are aware of that sending their Graphic Content, they ARE AGREED that the jury’s decision is definitive and all rights are reserved.
7.       The aspirant contribute that the given graphic content can be used by the DLRM band FREELY and WITHOUT BEING CHARGED, refering to the cartoon competition.
All the public information can be accesed here ->
Asking further information can be required; grafikuskelemen@gmail.com
We wish all the aspirants a succesful competition!

8.       Prohibited
- the use or unauthorized use of trademarks, logos or copyrights. The uploaded content may not contain any intellectual property rights that are protected by law or are in force, unless the right of use is granted to the player.
- Promotion of commercial products and services.
- Using pornographic or sexual content.
- Any kind of hateful content (including racism, sexism, etc.).
- Any violent, offensive content or any offensive / indecent, obscene, inappropriate content (hate speech, political symbols, demonstration). 

World Press Cartoon - Caldas da Rainha 2017 de 10 de Junho a 10 de Agosto



Friday, June 02, 2017

The International Cartoon Contest - Haifa 2017



INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL Happy Gallery SKC Belgrade, September 28th – October 1st , 2017


INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL Happy Gallery SKC Belgrade, September 28th – October 1st , 2017
INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL CONTEST 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  AUGUST 15th, 2017

Address:    SKC Happy Gallery
                   SALON STRIPA
                   Kralja Milana 48
                   11000 Belgrade
                   Serbia

Propositions and rules:  

Awards & Prizes:            

Additional information:              www.salonstripaskc.rs                                           http://www.facebook.com/comicsfest

                                                     e-mail: salonstripaskc@gmail.com

FENAMİZAH e-humor magazine NEW ISSUE IS LIVE ! June , 2017 - No: 64




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