5 May 2015

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Anti-Muslim Cartoon Contest: Two Shot Dead

In the ongoing wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre two gunmen, who reportedly opened fire at an exhibition displaying cartoons of Prophet Muhammad were themselves shot dead on Sunday night. Initial reports said the men may have also been carrying explosives. Reports on Sunday night said the men were shot outside an event near Dallas, […]

27 February 2015

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French Cartoonist Conference Cancelled After Cyber Attacks

The Le Mémorial de Caen Museum in Normandy, France has decided to cancel a planned cartoonists’ conference in April due to fears over a potential terrorist response, Monopol reports. The institution added that its website had been targeted by cyber attacks six times in the last few weeks. The decision was made in light of […]

18 February 2015

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Spirited Away Director Hayao Miyazaki Speaks Out Against Muhammad Cartoons

The acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki, has waded into the highly contentious debate surrounding the publication of religious satire, and the issue of potential terrorist responses, with a statement to the press. The Japanese director behind beloved films including ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ has recently spoken out about the cartoons of Muhammad that provoked […]

26 January 2015

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V&A In Self-Censorship Row After Muhammad Image Is Removed

The Victoria & Albert Museum has removed from its website the image of an artwork depicting the prophet Muhammad, the Guardian reports. The decision to remove the image was triggered by growing security concerns, following the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was targeted for publishing caricatures of the Prophet. The move […]

20 January 2015

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British Prime Minister Gives Henry Moore Print To Obama

A work by the British sculptor Henry Moore became a very special gift last week, when British Prime Minister David Cameron presented an artwork to US President Barack Obama when the pair met at the White House to discuss a range of world issues, including violent extremism, in light of the recent attack on Charlie […]

18 January 2015

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One choice left…From Consciousness to Conscience, post Charlie H…

 In response top the recent events of Wednesday 31st of December 2014 “where 10 journalists and two policemen were killed after gunmen opened fire on the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo” preceding another event. Published: January 08, 2015 “The shooting is believed to have been carried out in retaliation to the […]

14 January 2015

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Charlie Hebdo: Who Is And Isn’t Publishing Its Controversial Cartoon

The latest cartoon on the front cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, shows an image depicting the Prophet Muhammad crying while holding up a “Je suis Charlie” sign. Above the cartoon are the words “All is forgiven”. As Artlyst was the first to report, That BBC’s Newsnight briefly showed a copy of the […]

14 January 2015

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Charlie Hebdo: Charity Exhibition For Parisian Gallery

While Parisians and France in general struggles to face up to the terror attack on their nation and their liberty, and reacts defiantly after the terrorist attacks that took place in their city last week. To help, arts organisations Artlabz and Galerie 28Bis have organised a charity art exhibition, inviting all artists “moved” by the […]

10 January 2015

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Charlie Hebdo: The French Banksy Responds To Paris Terror Attack

After a poignant illustrated response to the terror attack in Paris at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by the French London based Illustrator, Lucille Clerc went viral on the web, after the drawing was originally thought to be by Banksy. Banksy’s French counterpart has created his own work in response to the […]

9 January 2015

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AP Accused Of Charlie Hebdo Hypocrisy, Removes Piss Christ Artwork

Following the terrorist attack that killed 12 people at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, It would seem that much of the mainstream media has self-censored cartoons from the controversial publication. Now AP has been accused of hypocrisy for choosing not to distribute Charlie Hebdo’s politically and racially sensitive material, while continuing to sell an image […]