Cartoonists are on the front line of freedom of speech. Events this week have put to the test just what responsibilities that entails. Kevin Kallaugher draws for The Economist and Patrick Chappatte cartoons for the International Herald Tribune.
Many South Africans thought former ANC youth leader Julius Malema had gone quietly into the night. But the controversy over the shooting of striking miners by police has given Malema a populist springboard back into the political limelight.
For decades, millions in India took the political temperature of their country by looking at R.K. Laxman's daily cartoon, published each morning on the cover of The Times of India. His cartoons were so popular that even those politicians skewered by Laxman were honored to have caught his attention. Laxman died Monday. He was 94.
Singaporean Leslie Chew is the cartoonist behind the provocative comic strip 'Demon-cratic Singapore'. It's based on fictional events and characters but that hasn't stopped Singapore's government from charging Chew with contempt.
Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Carol Hills about how political cartoonists around the globe have responded to the tragedy in Japan. They've used the red disc on the Japanese flag to convey everything from radiation hazard symbols to mushroom clouds.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with South African satirist and political cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, known as Zapiro, about a controversial "Protection of State Information Bill" which the South African parliament passed yesterday.