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Political Cartoonists for Peace

The anger and divisiveness engendered by the publication of the caricature of Prophet Mohammed and a controversial exhibit in 2006 on the Holocaust called attention to both the power and of the necessity of responsibility in the art of cartooning.

In October of 2006 United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) hosted a seminar entitled “Cartooning for Peace: The Responsibility of Political Cartoonists?”  The event, which explored the rights, roles and responsibilities of political cartoonists in promoting peace issues, was part of an ongoing Unlearning Intolerance seminar series.

Response to the seminar was very positive and it lead to a permanent website and a series of events and a traveling exhibit. Many of the cartoons are viewable online in a series of three galleries.

New York Exhibit
Geneva Exhibit
Brussels Exhibit

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2008 03 23 | Filed under Learning Objects  

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