Congratulations to Rachita Taneja (India) and Zunzi (Hong Kong), winners of the 2024 Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award

On World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation recognized the talent and courage of cartoonists working under difficult circumstances.

The Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award 2024 has been presented by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran, during a public ceremony at the Geneva Graduate Institute, in presence of CNN’s international chief anchor Christiane Amanpour.

This cartoon award has been presented every two years since 2012. (In alternance with the biennial international Prize presented by the allied organization Cartoonists Rights in the United States).

Photos: Mikaal Ahmad, for the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Defending freedom of speech

in a spirit of dialogue
Read about our mission

Defending freedom of speech

in a spirit of dialogue
Read about our mission

The Freedom Cartoonists Foundation (Formerly: Swiss Foundation Cartooning for Peace) supports professional editorial cartooning as an essential part of civic debate. We stand for a free press as a pillar of democracy and of which political cartoons are a vital element. Through our actions, we defend freedom of speech in a spirit of dialogue.

The Foundation pursues its mission through two main activities: the biennial International Cartoonist Award, accompanied by a cartoon exhibition, and the Support Fund for threatened editorial cartoonists. We also organize educational projects aimed at fostering creativity, tolerance and an understanding of human rights.

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The Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award

by the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation and the City of Geneva

2024 Award

Rachita Taneja, India

Zunzi, Hong Kong

Video: Clin d’Oeil Film et True Heroes Film

Video: True Heroes Film

The 2024 Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award ceremony will take place on May 3, 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland, on the occasion of Press Freedom Day.

2022 Award

Vladimir Kazanevsky, Ukraine

Gábor Pápai, Hungary

The Freedom Cartoonists Foundation, which defends freedom of expression in a spirit of dialogue, and
the City of Geneva award their 2022 International Prize to European cartoonists Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine) and Gábor Pápai (Hungary).
Jury : Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch (president), Sami Kanaan, City of Geneva and cartoonists Ann Telnaes (USA), Kak (France) and Chappatte (Switzerland).

All the awards:

The International Cartoon Exhibition

by the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation and the City of Geneva

In collaboration with Association Cartooning for Peace, Paris


International Exhibit

From April 30 to June 1, an international exhibition of editorial cartoons by the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation, in collaboration with Cartooning for Peace.


International Exhibit

From May 1 to 31, 2022, on the shores of lake Geneva, an exhibition of editorial cartoonists from all over the world on current events: the war in Europe, Covid and climate emergency. You will also discover the works of the winners of our 2022 International Cartoon Award.

All the exhibits:

Our Other Actions

Support Fund for Cartoonists

in Cartoons


VR exhibition


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“The price of truth: film screening and discussion”

With the special presence of Dmitry Muratov, Nobel Peace Prize, Patrick Forbes, director, and Chappatte October 13, 2023, 18:00 - 20:15 Auditorium A1A, Maison de la paix, Geneva Graduate Institute Video: Steven Fourcade and...

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Partner Project

Bringing together cartoonists to tackle social and political issues affecting their community. A series of collaborative projects organized by Chappatte, with the help of Swiss Foreign Affairs.