Global Satire looks at world events through the lens of political cartoons, comedy, graphic journalism and wit (ha-ha and dark) in all its forms. Our focus is every corner of the globe. The idea is to explore what satirists around the world are poking fun at, or darkly laying bare. Our assumption is that a cartoon, joke, or wry comment can explain a vexing political issue as well (and often better) than any amount of punditry. Created by Carol Hills.
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.
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.