Cartoons are supposed to be funny, but for political cartoonists, they can be dangerous as well.
| The publication of cartoons depicting Mohammed |
led to demonstrations across the world [AP]
Each year cartoonists all over the world endure violence, threats, censorship and legal challenges because of the power and influence of their work. They get into trouble by drawing about current affairs and human rights abuses.
On Wednesday, Riz speaks with South African cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, who started out by satirising apartheid-era figures like the former president, PW Botha.
Recently 'Zapiro' has been sued for millions by a politician in his country.
He will receive the 'Courage in Editorial Cartooning' award by the Cartoonists Rights Network International later this week.
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