Mabrouk!

These days: All eyes on Egypt, including yours truly’s. Sometimes, being a plugged-in “global citizen” is rather encouraging. (Beyond Al-Jazeera, I’ve especially appreciated Nicholas Kristof’s reliably excellent coverage for the New York Times.)

On the plot to attack Jyllands-Posten

It seems sadly serendipitous, if not actually ominous, that a year that started with a depressing but thankfully failed cartoon-related terrorist attack here in Denmark, ends with another one. Five people, one Iraqi asylum seeker and four Swedes/Swedish residents, were arrested yesterday on charges of planning a terrorist attack on the headquarters of Jyllands-Posten, the…

Picks of the Week

“In fact, we believe it is the most closed societies that have the most reform potential. The Chinese case is quite interesting. Aspects of the Chinese government, Chinese Public Security Service, appear to be terrified of free speech, and while one might say that means something awful is happening in the country, I actually think…

Images from the Copenhagen debate on transgressive cartooning

As mentioned earlier on this blog, the Danish Comics Council organised a panel discussion on transgressive cartooning at the University of Copenhagen this past Tuesday, focusing in equal measures on the recent debate about legislation against drawn and animated child pornography and the Mohammad cartoons. It was a lively and well-attended event, despite the regrettable…

Public roundtable debate on transgressive cartooning and freedom of speech in Copenhagen

We on the Danish Comics Council board are very proud to present a big roundtable debate on the number one hot button topic, and arguably the most significant one, when it comes to cartooning these days: issues of transgression and freedom of speech. As mentioned here recently, there’s currently a fairly heated debate on drawn…