Eaten Fish is being awarded the the Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award by the Cartoonists Rights Network International on September 24. There is a fancy dinner and an award ceremony in North Carolina which he cannot attend as he remains detained on Manus Island. A new group of cartoonists have drawn cartoons in support of Eaten Fish including last years award recipient Atena Farghadani who was imprisoned in Iran until May this year.
Eaten Fish has won the 2016 Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning from Cartoonists Rights Network International. You can read about it on their website here. A statement from Eaten Fish will be added here as soon as we get one.
The award will be presented at the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in Durham, North Carolina on September 24, 2016. Eaten Fish won’t be there.
Cartoonists Rights Network International is an organisation that supports cartoonists around the world who are endangered by the very nature of their work. They work as advocates to advance the freedom and human rights of political cartoonists as well as networking, providing resources for their their safety, local development and education.
Previous winners have included Dogan Güzel who was just recently arrested in Turkey.
Congratulations Eaten Fish.
There is an article on the Cartoonists Rights International website on Eaten Fish and the campaign.
And Ben Doherty and Helen Davidson have an article at The Guardian about the campaign as well.
Some examples of the work of cartoonist Eaten Fish, currently detained on Manus Island.
Mahmoud Salameh is a Palestinian-Australian cartoonist, animation filmmaker and graphic artist based in Sydney. Mahmoud has years of international experience working as a professional artist in Syria, Lebanon and Australia as well as working for well-known Arabic newspapers and magazines such as Al Safir and Al Adaab. Mahmoud is a Palestinian refugee from Syria who was in Australian detention centres for 17 months.