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Cartoonists can be an important voice of dissent: but they can also be divisive

Rwanda has introduced legislation which criminalises the public humiliation or insult – through gestures, writings or cartoons – of national authorities, public service officials or foreign state and international organisation representatives.

  • Daniel Hammett
  • The Conversation

This is a clear restriction to the freedom of political and editorial cartoonists.

Political cartoons are powerful spaces in which negotiations of power and resistance are expressed.

They provide insights into power relations, key social issues and events.

By mocking or ridiculing the excesses and…

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