Category: Main Cases

What Will Happen to Iranian Refugee Cartoonist “Eaten Fish” When Manus Center Shuts?

Iranian cartoonist “Eaten Fish” has been detained in the Australian-run Manus Island detention centre since 2013. As Canberra aims to close the controversial site in Papua New Guinea in October, activists are campaigning for his resettlement; but his fate remains unclear. Trauma tends to mute the most piercing of ordeals. But Iranian cartoonist Eaten Fish still manages to draw the unspeakable,…

Turkish Cartoonist Musa Kart Arrested in Turkey; Blow to Freedom of Expression

Celebrated Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart’s arrest is a symbol of Turkey’s media purge orchestrated by President Erdoğan. As his trial is put on hold, his fellow cartoonists call for an end to censorship, It has long been the duty of cartoonists to analyse, mock, and satirise the world’s political events – especially those concerning the powerful. But in some parts…

Horrific: Reports that Bassel Khartabil Has Been Executed in Syria

Troubling news coming out of Syria about the death of Bassel Khartabil, the Wikipedian and Head of Creative Common in Syria, who has been imprisoned in Syria since March 15, 2012. Bassel was reportedly executed shortly after his disappearance in 2015, but no formal information was ever given to his family and loved ones. Bassel is a Palestinian Syrian national whom his…

Techdirt Blogger Faces $15 Million Libel Suit by ‘Inventor of Email’

Mike Masnick, the founder of the tech blog Techdirt, is facing a libel suit on the excessive amount of 15 Million USD in compensatory damages by Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai. The lawsuit is based on a series of 14 blog posts published on Techdirt between 2014 and 2016, challenging Ayyadurai’s claim to be the inventor of email. In the lawsuit filed in Massachusetts, USA, the blog posts…