Sunday, September 30, 2018

Cartoonists Freedom Watch: Cartoons That "Humiliate" Officials Now Criminal in Rwanda

Paul Kagame, the freedom-squelching President of Rwanda.

From the Associated Press: Drawing cartoons or producing writing that “humiliates” a government official is now a criminal offense in Rwanda, a new law says.

Journalists say the law that took effect on Thursday will greatly affect work that is meant to hold public officials, including Cabinet members and security officers, to account.

A cartoonist who breaks the law faces up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $1,145. If the cartoon targets a member of parliament or top-ranking official, the penalty doubles.

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