We celebrated freedom of the press and editorial cartooning

with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

We celebrated freedom of the press and editorial cartooning

with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

On May 3, 2022 in Geneva, at the Graduate Institute

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2022, and the awarding of the 2022 International Editorial Cartoon Award, the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation and the City of Geneva invited the public to an exceptional event: a conference by the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winners, journalists Maria Ressa, founder of the news website Rappler in the Philippines, and Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta in Moscow. They presented the “Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award” 2022 by the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation to our laureates, Gábor Pápai of Hungary and Vladimir Kazanevsky of Ukraine.

Speakers included: Michelle Bachelet, UN High-Commissioner for Human Rights, Simonetta Sommaruga, Swiss Minister for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Sami Kanaan, Minister of Culture of the city of Geneva, and Patrick Chappatte, Editorial Cartoonist and President of the Foundation.

Maria Ressa

“This is an existential moment for democracy”

Dmitry Muratov

“Without free media there’s no future”

Simonetta Sommaruga

“To those who risk their life to inform us”

Defending freedom of speech

in a spirit of dialogue
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Defending freedom of speech

in a spirit of dialogue
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The Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award

by the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation and the City of Geneva

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).

2018 Award

Musa Kart, Turkey

Musa Kart is the recipient of our fourth International Cartoonist Award. Kofi Annan, Nobel Prize laureate and Honorary Chair of our Foundation, wrote: “Musa Kart and his colleagues confront us with our own responsibility to preserve freedom of expression, to act in support of their struggle and to provide assistance to those who are deprived of expressing themselves through their art and risk years of imprisonment for their drawings. The Turkish cartoonist was prevented from traveling to Geneva. His wife received the Award in his name in Geneva, on May 3, 2018.

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The International Cartoon Exhibition

by the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation and the City of Geneva

In collaboration with Association Cartooning for Peace, Paris

2022

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.

2019

Davos Edition

In January 2019 The World Economic Forum asked our Foundation to present the work of editorial cartoonists from all over the world in Davos. Related panels were organized at the Annual Meeting.

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Press release — Freedom Cartoonists committed to free speech

Geneva, October 27, 2020 - Ten years after its creation in Geneva, the Swiss Foundation "Cartooning for Peace", whose honorary chairman was Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, changes its name and reaffirms its action in favour of freedom of expression for cartoonists...

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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.