Draw Attention to Impunity: IFEX launches the International Day to End Impunity Editorial Cartoon Contest


Artwork courtesy of the design and branding firm The Public Society

im·pu·ni·ty \im-'pyü-nə-tē\ n. without punishment, without consequences

Attention all cartoonists!  Help us draw the world's attention by creating an editorial cartoon about impunity. IFEX, an international network of free expression groups, is launching an editorial cartoon contest.  Titled the Draw Attention to Impuniity: Editorial Cartoon Contest, this cartoon contest will be part of the second annual International Day to End Impunity on November 23, 2012.  The deadline for entries is November 4, 2012.  Some of the entries will be featured on the International Day to End Impunity website, and the top three winners will receive cash prizes.

Journalists, photographers, musicians, writers, human rights defenders and others continue to be sued, threatened, attacked and even murdered with impunity in countries like Mexico, Russia, Iraq and Somalia for simply practicing their right to free expression.  In our free expression community, impunity consistently ranks among the top concerns and remains a global issue that has defied all borders and political structures. 

IFEX, based in Toronto, Canada, is the most extensive community of leaders defending and promoting freedom of expression around the world.  The Cartoonists Rights Network International is a proud member of IFEX.  Executive Director Robert Russell and Deputy Director Drew Rougier-Chapman will be two of the judges on the panel which will consist entirely of IFEX affiliated indivduals who are fighting for free speech rights.  

For contest details in English, see www.daytoendimpunity.org/contest/

For contest details n French, see http://daytoendimpunity.org/fr/contest/.  

For contest details in Spanish, see http://daytoendimpunity.org/es/contest/.

For contest details in Arabic, see http://daytoendimpunity.org/ar/contest/.

For contest details in Russian, see http://daytoendimpunity.org/ru/contest/.

IFEX and the Cartoonists Rights Network International thanks the design and branding firm The Public Society for providing the website and poster artwork for the Draw Attention to Impunity: Editorial Cartoon Contest.