Friday, July 17, 2009

Iranian Editorial Cartoonist

This drawing is called, "Honesty." It was created by the Iranian artist, Mana Neyestani, who still lives in Iran. Artists who do not tow the official government line there take great risks.

State-run television in Iran has reportedly not shown an accurate picture of what has gone on there since the presidential election. Many journalists have been arrested, and Basiji have been smashing satellite television receiving equipment that was used to pick up broadcasts from outside Iran.


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