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"Last week, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital, handed down a historic judgment. It ordered South African authorities to investigate and prosecute members of Robert Mugabe’s government who had tortured their political opponents. Under South African law, the police are obliged to investigate evidence of a crime against humanity, wherever it occurs, if the rule of law does not exist there, as is the case in Zimbabwe."

(Source: The New York Times)

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Zapiro’s latest zinger of a cartoon on Brett Murray’s piece “Spear of the Nation.” Murray’s painting, which depicted President Jacob Zuma naked, was vandalized following an uproar by the ruling ANC party. We interviewed Zapiro here at PEN American Center earlier this year.
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Cartoon © Zapiro

Zapiro’s latest zinger of a cartoon on Brett Murray’s piece “Spear of the Nation.” Murray’s painting, which depicted President Jacob Zuma naked, was vandalized following an uproar by the ruling ANC party. We interviewed Zapiro here at PEN American Center earlier this year.

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Cartoon © Zapiro

We’re excited to hear the good news that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has refused to sign the controversial Protection of State Information Bill and instead referred it back to Parliament for revision. The so-called Secrecy Bill would have imposed substantial fines and prison sentences for legitimate investigative work by journalists and was staunchly opposed by South African PEN and civil society groups.
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We’re excited to hear the good news that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has refused to sign the controversial Protection of State Information Bill and instead referred it back to Parliament for revision. The so-called Secrecy Bill would have imposed substantial fines and prison sentences for legitimate investigative work by journalists and was staunchly opposed by South African PEN and civil society groups.

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