The Stream

Drawing controversy

Are political cartoonists artists, agitators or something in between?

Image via Carlos Latuff

They’ve caused riots and mobilized revolutionaries. Editorial cartoons may look harmless, but their brushstrokes can be cutting. And that puts the artists who draw them in the centre of controversy and, sometimes, danger. On Wednesday, The Stream meets cartoonists challenging authority in hot spots around the world. Join the conversation at 1930 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Zulkiflee Anwar Haque @zunarkartunis
Malaysian cartoonist

Khalid Albaih @khalidalbaih
Sudanese cartoonist

Carlos Latuff @LatuffCartoons
Brazilian cartoonist

Signe Wilkinson @SigneWilk
American cartoonist

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