Journalism/MLAL event: Q&A With Political Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi

Journalism/MLAL event: Q&A With Political Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi

ASEEM TRIVEDI 
 
Indian Political Cartoonist, Human Rights Defender and Activist 
 
 
Millstream Common Room, University of Limerick 
 
23 November, 4pm
 
 
Aseem's Bio: 
 
Aseem Trivedi is an Indian cartoonist and human rights defender. He played a leading role in India's 2010 anti-corruption movement with his "Cartoons Against Corruption" series, for which the government suspended Aseem's website and charged him with sedition, breaching the IT act, and"insulting" national symbols. After spending three days in prison, he launched the Save Your Voice campaign against the IT rules being used to target him and other activists, and went on hunger-strike demanding they be repealed. In 2015, following his peaceful activism, India's Supreme Court struck down the IT rules Aseem was once imprisoned under. Later that year, he created a comic magazine dedicated to telling the stories of human rights defenders who are at risk around the world. Today, while the sedition and IT charges have been dropped, Aseem still faces up to three years in prison for "insulting" the government through his art.
 
For further details contact: Muireann Prendergast (MLAL): muireann.prendergast@ul.ie / Fergal Quinn (Journalism): fergal.quinn@ul.ie