OTTAWA, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Thirteen prize-winning editorial cartoons
are now available, at no cost, for publication on May 3rd in
celebration of World Press Freedom Day.
The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) will announce the
winners of its annual international editorial cartoon competition at a
luncheon in Ottawa on Friday, May 3rd. Selected out of hundreds of
submissions from around the world, three top cartoonists will win cash
prizes and ten runner-ups will receive certificates of excellence.
The CCWPF encourages print and digital media outlets to publish any or
all of these cartoons on or after May 3, requiring only the appending
of appropriate credits.
High resolution versions of the 13 cartoon finalists can be viewed and
downloaded at these pages (English/French):
The theme of this year's competition is: "Hard times and free speech: "When journalists and cartoonist face economic uncertainty or threats to
their employment, there is great pressure to give up on tackling tough
stories, give in to self-censorship or give attention to sensationalist
journalism in the service of commercial sustainability. But can free
speech survive hard times?
May 3 was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day the UN General Assembly in
1993 and ever since it has served as an occasion to inform citizens of
violations of freedom of expression rights - a reminder that in dozens
of countries around the world, publications are censored, fined,
suspended and closed down, while journalists, editors and publishers
are harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered.
SOURCE: Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
For further information:
Bob Carty (613) 730-1007 firstname.lastname@example.org
Guy Badeaux: 613-562-7506 email@example.com