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Postcard for Equatorial Guinean cartoonist spending Christmas in prison

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation Reports Campaigns RSF_en Equatorial GuineaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expression News December 22, 2017 Postcard for Equatorial Guinean cartoonist spending Christmas in prison Receive email alerts Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship May 18, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea News to go further Equatorial GuineaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expression June 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Known for his blog and his satirical cartoons about his country’s president, Ebalé has been detained illegally in Malabo for more than three months. Drawn by Ed Hall, a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, the postcard shows Ramon Esono Ebale drawing for freedom of information. By circulating the postcard online with the hashtag #FreeNseRamon and by asking social network users to share it, RSF and the other organizations want to remind the world that editorial cartoonists like Ebalé are still been harassed, persecuted and sometimes jailed just for doing their job.Arrested on 16 September in Malabo, Ebalé has been detained provisionally ever since and has still not been taken before a judge.”The accusations of counterfeiting and money laundering brought against Ramón Esono Ebalé are just a pretext to justify his arbitrary detention,” said Clea Kahn Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “These charges are out of all proportion for a cartoonist who simply returned to Malabo to renew his passport.”RSF and the 18 other organizations wrote a joint open letter to Teodoro Obiang Nguema on 15 November demanding Ebalé’s release.Equatorial Guinea is ranked 171st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and 18 other international organizations are launching apostcard operation with the hashtag #FreeNseRamon on social networks today to drawattention to the fact that Equatorial Guinean cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé is being heldillegally and is spending Christmas in prison. Help by sharing this information last_img

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