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Satire Under Siege


Sep 20 2016


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Satire Under Seige

Satire Under Siege

A Conversation with International Cartoonists

Cartoonists are on the front line of freedom of expression around the world today. They employ a very potent tool — ridicule — to puncture the pomposity of the powerful. But the powerful don’t often appreciate the joke. We will talk today with two of the globe’s most effective cartoonists and discuss the challenges of being a satirist battling repressive political regimes. Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher will moderate this discussion with Godfrey Mwampembwa "Gado" of Kenya and Rayma Suprani of Venezuela.


Godfrey Mwampembwa

Cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa, a.k.a GADO was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. GADO is the editorial cartoonist for the Nation Newspapers In Nairobi. He is the most Syndicated Political/Editorial cartoonist in East and Central Africa. His works have also been published in Le Monde (France), and The Guardian of London…...

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Rayma Suprani

Rayma Suprani is a Venezuelan political cartoonist persecuted by the government, first under President Hugo Chávez, and now under his successor Nicolás Maduro. For more than 19 years, Suprani worked at El Universal, one of Venezuela’s largest dailies. She faced criticism from state media and government supporters for her satirical…...

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Kevin Kallaugher

Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun. In a distinguished career than spans 38 years, Kal has created over 8000 cartoons and 140 magazine covers. His resumé includes six collections of his published work, exhibitions in a dozen…...

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