An imprisoned West African graphic novelist received the Courage in Cartooning award

Cartoonists like Esono Ebalé play a vital role in civil society in free countries and they’re essential in the struggle for freedom in closed societies. Learn more about censorship and repression in Equatorial Guinea in an article by Michael Cavna featured in The Washington Post.

(The Washington Post) - The cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé sits imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea for his art. Over the weekend, his journalistic brethren formally helped spotlight his case.

Ebalé was awarded the Courage in Editorial Cartooning honor Saturday evening during an Association for American Editorial Cartoonists convention ceremony at Hofstra University in Long Island.

The Washington area-based Cartoonists Rights Network International bestows the annual award upon a creator who has “exhibited great courage and self-sacrifice in the pursuit of their craft and in the exercise of free speech.”

Read the full article here.

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