Cartoons

$7m Ebola contribution is not enough

$7m Ebola contribution is not enough

By Adam 25/10/2014 12:37

Australia’s contribution to fighting the Ebola virus is still inadequate despite the promise of another $7m, the head of the Australian Medical Association has warned.

Read more
U.S. security agency ill-prepared to deal with pandemic

U.S. security agency ill-prepared to deal with pandemic

By Adam 25/10/2014 12:11

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which protects sites ranging from land borders and airports to the White House, may not be able to maintain operations in a pandemic due to inadequate supplies of protective gear and drugs for its staff, according to a government report on Thursday.

Read more
Is Russia Heading for a New 1998 Crisis?

Is Russia Heading for a New 1998 Crisis?

By Sergei Elkin 25/10/2014 12:04

Not since the financial crisis of August 1998 has Russia faced the very real possibility of a currency crisis that could seriously threaten the fundamental stability of the country's economic and political system.

Read more
The space for independent

The space for independent

By Enrico Bertuccioli 24/10/2014 15:22

While Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have won successive elections with large majorities, the authorities "appear to take the view that majoritarian power takes precedence over the rule of law"

Read more
Narrows of Media War

Narrows of Media War

By Adán Iglesias Toledo 24/10/2014 15:20

Under Erdogan's rule, large parts of the media, and in particular television, follow a pro-government line and do nothing to challenge it

Read more
Prosecutors seek 9 years for cartoonist over Erdoğan caricature

Prosecutors seek 9 years for cartoonist over Erdoğan caricature

By Tjeerd Royaards 24/10/2014 15:10

Turkish prosecutors have filed an indictment against a famous cartoonist working for the Cumhuriyet daily over a caricature he drew criticizing then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's attempts to cover up a graft probe that shook the country late last year, seeking up to nine years and 10 months in prison for the cartoonist.

Read more
SIS is stronger than al-Qaeda

SIS is stronger than al-Qaeda

By Hassan Bleibel 24/10/2014 15:10

The former American Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, warned that the so-called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria poses a “direct threat” to the United States and Western countries.

Read more
The big turkey

The big turkey

By Steve Greenberg 24/10/2014 15:05

Erdoğan’s sensitivity towards cartoonists is not a new phenomenon: in 2005, he demanded compensation from the satirical magazine Penguen after its cartoonist depicted him as a frog, camel, monkey, snake, duck and an elephant. Musa Kart himself was successfully sued in 2005 for drawing the president as a cat.

Read more
Attacker identified in Canadian Parliament shooting

Attacker identified in Canadian Parliament shooting

By Enrico Bertuccioli 24/10/2014 14:58

The Canadian capital of Ottawa was rocked by violence Wednesday after a gunman fatally shot a soldier guarding the National War Memorial and opened fire in the Parliament building before he was shot and killed by a sergeant-at-arms. The victim, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, died hours later at the hospital.

Read more
No putin No Russia

No putin No Russia

By 24/10/2014 14:50

Western politicians "do not understand the essence of Russia" is an opinion, first deputy head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin said at a closed-door meeting with members of the international discussion club "Valdai". "There Putin - Russia has no Putin - No Russia" - announced the key thesis that most clearly reflects the current state of our country and its citizens, Volodin

Read more
Surrender and put down your weapon

Surrender and put down your weapon

By Menekse Cam 24/10/2014 14:47

The cartoonist and author Martin Rowson has encouraged people around the world to draw caricatures of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in an attempt to raise awareness of a perceived clampdown on Turkish cartoonists wishing to lampoon him.

Read more
ErdoganCaricature

ErdoganCaricature

By paolo lombardi 24/10/2014 09:58

Cartoonist Martin Rowson urges cartoonists to caricature Turkey’s president Erdoğan, to highlight the trial of a Turkish cartoonist who lampooned him

Read more
Noose tightens on Turkish press freedoms

Noose tightens on Turkish press freedoms

By Fadi Abou Hassan 24/10/2014 08:53

With 19 journalists jailed, about 150 awaiting trial and 400 forced layoffs and resignations in the last year, according to media watchdog Bianet, Turkish journalists say media freedom is at its lowest point in decades.

Read more
27 suspects on trial over tweets acquitted

27 suspects on trial over tweets acquitted

By Osvaldo Gutierrez Gomez 24/10/2014 08:47

Twenty-seven of the 29 suspects who stood trial for supporting the anti-government Gezi protests of last year on social media have been acquitted of the charges leveled against them.

Read more
Die of free Journalisem in Turkey

Die of free Journalisem in Turkey

By Bernard Bouton 24/10/2014 08:42

In Thursday's hearing of the trial against Kart, which was handled by the İstanbul 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance, the artist said in his defense: “Yes, I drew it [the cartoon] but I did not mean to insult.

Read more
Cartoonist Musa Kart acquitted in case filed by Erdoğan

Cartoonist Musa Kart acquitted in case filed by Erdoğan

By Hassan Bleibel 24/10/2014 08:26

Cumhuriyet daily Cartoonist Musa Kart has been cleared of charges that he had insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan -- who was prime minister when Kart drew a picture of him during an infamous corruption investigation last year.

Read more