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.
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.
There's anger, sadness and downright fury over the continued violence in Syria. Much of the vitriol is directed against Arab League observers who arrived in Syria in late December to monitor the situation.
Egyptian cartoonists have drawn every iteration of the country's revolution and its uncertain aftermath. Marco Werman speaks with Jonathan Guyer, a Fulbright Scholar who is researching Egyptian political cartoons and blogs about them at Oum Cartoon.
The civil war in Syria is deadly serious. And Middle East cartoonists have been depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a vulture, a butcher, a chemist cooking up chemical weapons. President Obama doesn't fare much better, either.
The E. coli outbreak: when a cucumber is no longer just a cucumber; what Moammar Gaddafi and FIFA head Sepp Blatter share in common, and Syria's best known opthalmologist continues his bloody crackdown on dissent.