They say a picture is worth a thousand words. With World Press Freedom Day being celebrated tomorrow, May 3, it is important to recognize the important role of the visual side of free speech: cartoons can speak across languages and culture, expressing ideas in a way that words often can’t. With that in mind, CIPE is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Global Editorial Cartoon competition.
This year, we received 642 entries from 83 countries. More than 8,000 people voted on the finalists across three categories reflecting key CIPE themes: Democratic Governance, Entrepreneurship, and Youth Empowerment.
Democratic Governance Winner:
Seyedbehzad Ghafarizadeh of Iran.
Rocío Martínez Jiménez of Spain.
Youth Empowerment Winner:
Taufan Hidayatullah of Indonesia.
Read more about the contest and the winners at the Global Editorial Cartoon Competition website.