Ali Ferzat: “State of emergency to end in Syria?”
In partnership with Cartooning for Peace, once a week ARTE is publishing a press cartoon on events unfolding in the Arab world by illustrators involved in the various countries, but also by western cartoonists. This week: The Syrian Ali Ferzat.Writing on the wall : “State of emergency”. Caption : “State emergency to end in Syria…”
Ali Ferzat (born in 1951) is a renowned Syrian cartoonist. He drew his first cartoon, published in the newspaper Al-Ayyam, at the age of 12. He worked successively for the newspapers Le Journal du Peuple, Althoura and Tishrein in Damascus, and he resigned then to be a freelance cartoonist. With the syrian uprising against the rule of Bashar al-Assad, Ali Ferzat became more direct in his way of drawing against the regime, and began to cartoon government figures including Assad himself. On 25 August 2011, masked men broke his two hands for warning.
Cartoon (small): Ali Ferzat by © Ed Hall (USA)
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