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News in Brief 3 March 2023


  • Myanmar: Tatmadaw’s ‘scorched earth’ policy in spotlight
  • Iran urged to investigate allegations of school ‘poisonings’
  • For first time, women represented in all parliaments worldwide
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News in Brief 9 January 2023

  • UN chief ‘shocked’ by attack on Brazil’s Congress
  • Guterres urges radical global finance shake-up to help Pakistan after deadly floods
  • 1.5 million vulnerable Pakistan children suffering from acute malnutrition: UNICEF
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Cartoons are funny but defending democracy is deadly serious work: Chappatte

If you like political cartoons, chances are that you’ve come across the work of Patrick Chappatte, in leading international newspapers and journals.

In addition to his prolific output, Mr. Chappate is also president of the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation; to coincide with World Press Freedom Day 2022 on 3 May, it’s unveiled a new exhibition in Geneva, featuring drawings by other top illustrators who take great risks to stand up to authority.

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News in Brief 11 April 2022

  • Ukraine resilience programme launches with focus on most vulnerable

  • Brazil: rights expert decries erosion of democracy

  • COVID-19: UN health agency panel repeats warnings over low vaccine coverage