PRI's The World: 5/15/14

May 15, 2014

PRI's The World: 5/15/14

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May 15, 2014

President Obama toured the new September 11th museum on Thursday. The creation of the memorial has a tangled history and it aims to commemorate and educate at the same time. Also, the abrupt exit of New York Times editor Jill Abramson came on the same day the top editor at the French daily Le Monde, also a woman, resigned from her job. Plus, a new biography of Andre the Giant, the most popular professional wrestling villain of all time.

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Two cartoonists in Egypt push the boundaries of what's acceptable and find a ready audience

You're barely 20, you're Egyptian and you're a political cartoonist. You hone your craft during the 2011 revolution and learn all the tricks around criticizing authority. After the revolution, you think everything is fair game. But then your editors start rejecting your cartoons and you wonder why your older colleagues seem all too willing to tow the line. What do you do? Like any good millennial, you head to social media, zines, and the parallel media universe online. Meet Anwar and Andeel, two of Egypt's most daring political cartoonists.

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