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Ali Farzat and the Syrian Regime

Ali Farzat’s cartoons are characteristically printed without captions. This feature allows him to critique authoritarian regimes more generally, but it also allows the reader to interpret for his- or her-self where the cartoon takes place and, I believe, leads to … Continue reading

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The Evasive Power of Facebook

When we were analyzing Ali Farzat’s cartoons in class, I found the two featuring Bashar Al-Assad himself particularly interesting.  These cartoons evoke themes similar to that of his other work, such as the government’s empty promises of reform and the … Continue reading

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Ali Farzat

Ali Farzat is a Syrian political cartoonist, whose work gets published both printed in Syria, and more recently also on his own Facebook page. While his relationship with the Syrian regime has been on the brighter side, Farzat’s images are … Continue reading

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Violence and Speech – Farzat Cartoon

In class, we briefly discussed this cartoon done by Ali Farzat and posted on his Facebook page on December 8, 2011. The image depicts a man—who I assume to be President Bashar al-Assad—with a gun in place of his head … Continue reading

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Ali Farzat

As discussed in class today, these images are examples of Ali Farzat’s work.  He is a Syrian political cartoonist who normally draws cartoons for newspapers.  In addition, he has a website and a facebook where he circulates his work.  Although … Continue reading

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