Zunar: Announcement: I have been invited to speak at the UN


I would like to announce that I have been invited as one of the panelists to speak in a forum at the United Nations on March 6th, 2015.


The forum titled “Defending Artistic Expression – Time For The UN To Act” will be held at the Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva. This event is part of the UN Human Rights Council Session and jointly organized by Article 19.

In my speech, I will reaffirm my stand that freedom of expression for artists including cartoonists is paramount and cannot be compromised. I also will touch the lack of commitment from the UN to protect artists – hence gives more power to corrupt regimes and extremist bigots to be more repressive toward artists.