PRI's The World: 6/20/14

June 20, 2014

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A spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki tells host Marco Werman what the discussion in Maliki's political party has been like. And, a Pakistani cartoonist describes how challenging it is to document democracy and extremism in a country where certain images are banned. Plus, a campaign to clean up racial and ethnic slurs heard in Univision's World Cup coverage.

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A Pakistani cartoonist tries to keep up his craft in the face of rising restrictions

It's tough being a political cartoonist in Pakistan. In some schools of Islam, the artistic portrayal of people and animals is perceived as sacrilegious and Pakistan's extremist politics is spawning a new wave of restrictions on the production of visual arts. Sabir Nazar is a Pakistani cartoonist who is trying to reclaim the power of images and restore the role of cartoons as a way to convey messages across cultural and linguistic divides.