The funny side of the Arab uprisings: How cartoons and jokes served as a catalyst for protesters

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 4:33pm

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Political cartoons, graffiti and posters were a huge part of the Arab uprising protests. A long-established rule they broke (and one that encouraged more protests) was to depict Arab leaders literally — not just symbolically. The World's Carol Hills catches up with two cartoonists who broke those rules during the Arab uprisings: Syria's Ali Ferzat and Egypt's Anwar.