Geneva celebrates World Press Freedom Day and Editorial Cartooning

With Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize
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Auditorium Ivan Pictet | Maison de la paix, Geneva

 In partnership with Freedom Cartoonists Foundation, City of Geneva and Le Temps.

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On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day and the presentation of the Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award 2024, the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation and the City of Geneva, in partnership with the Geneva Graduate Institute, invite you to a special event featuring Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, mentor to imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi, and Christiane Amanpour, CNN star journalist and member of the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation advisory board.

Introductions by:

  • Marie-Laure Salles, Director, Geneva Graduate Institute

  • Sami Kanaan, Administrative Councillor, Department of Culture and Digital Transition, City of Geneva

  • Patrick Chappatte, President & Marie Heuzé, Vice-President, Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

The keynote speech by Shirin Ebadi will be followed by a discussion on the place of women cartoonists in the world moderated by Christiane Amanpour with :

  • Nadia Khiari, Tunisian cartoonist, Willis from Tunis

  • Rachita Taneja, Indian cartoonist, Sanitary Panels

  • Ann Telnaes, American editorial cartoonist, Washington Post

The Freedom Cartoonists Foundation will then hand out the 2024 Ko­fi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award.

This event will be bilingual in English and French. In partnership with Cartoonists Rights (USA), Cartooning for Peace (France), The Kofi Annan Foundation, The Geneva Press Club, Caran d’Ache. Media partners: Le Temps, RTS, True Heroes Films, Clin d’œil Films.

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