Ibn Rushd Prize 2018 – Extention of the period for nomination: deadline December 31, 2018

The Ibn Rushd Prize 2018 calls for a caricaturist who criticizes or ridicules political, religious or social leaders and authorities.

A caricature is an exaggerating drawing highlighting the negative characteristics of what it depicts in order to criticize it. This way of criticizing seems to be deeply rooted in the human mind – historians argue that the art of caricature started as early as the stone ages. Ancient Egyptians were the first to apply their critical imagery on paper (or papyrus), and are thus considered the pioneers of political cartoons, but caricatures were also found in drawings of Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Sumerians and Assyrians.
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Der Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought trauert um Rim Banna

Der Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought trauert um Rim Banna, die gestern, am Samstag, 24. März 2018, von uns ging. Der palästinensischen Sängerin gelang es mit ihrer bewegenden Musik und ihren einfühlsamen Worten, der Welt den Puls des palästinensischen Volkes und aller anderen arabischen Völker nahe zu bringen.
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Lecture en français et en arabe à Berlin du poète irako-français Salah Al Hamdani

Poète, écrivain, metteur en scène, acteur… Salah Al Hamdani s’engage sur de nombreux terrains de la culture pour porter sa voix contre les dictats politiques, les hégémonies militaro-économiques, pour la culture comme forme de résistance.
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