The 3rd of May is the official day of press freedom. In Amsterdam many activities will be held. This will be done in 'Pakhuis de Zwijger'. More details: http://www.persvrijheid.nl. The founders Thomas Loudon and Arend Jan van den Beld will speak about the situation of Press Freedom in Latin America. More information about this VJM event in the NRC online today.
On April 5, our colleague of Cartoon Movement Tjeerd Royaards gave a talk about the value of journalism in crisis-affected areas at a TEDx event in Geneva. The talk focuses on VJM journalism from Haiti, and shows how this can provide perspective and background by telling personal stories. Click on the picture & watch the video.
We keep congratulating our colleague Matt Bors. Not only has he landed the Herblock Award 2012, he was also a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in the category for editorial cartooning. Fellow Portland-cartoonist Jack Ohman was also a finalist. The Prize was awarded to Politico cartoonist Matt Wuerker.
MasterPeace has created an animation to promote our joint project Your Peace Retweeted. For this project we're asking you, our audience, to tweet about peace, with the hashtag #masterpeace2014. These tweets appear in our dedicated newsroom; cartoonists will use the peace tweets as an inspiration for their cartoons. Check out the video to see why you should participate.
We are very proud that Bahrain: Lines in Ink, Lines in the Sand by Josh Neufeld, is nominated for the very prestigious 2012 Eisner Awards, in the category Best Digital Comic. In 'Bahrain', Neufeld tells the true story of Mohammed and Sara, two young Bahraini editorial cartoonists who found themselves on opposite sides of their country's short-lived Pearl Revolution. The work is done on behalf of Cartoon Movement, a VJMovement company. It's a perfect example that fits in the line: 'there is more than 1 truth'!
On the 5th of April '12 we will speak at TEDx Geneva in Switserland. The TED conference will focus on the fact that we are part of interdependent, global community. We can’t proceed with business as usual. We will discuss the following questions with cartoons, comic journalism and more: - Why should we, as a society, continue to invest in global health and development? - How can we work across borders and political boundaries to make positive change? - And what returns can we expect on our investments?
Tuesday the 3rd of April, Thomas Loudon and Arend Jan van den Beld will speak in the GRAND in Amsterdam, to investors and entrepreneurs about the social impact of the global company VJM and cartoonmovement in particular. The idea about the social impact days is to get educated and inspired about the new wave of using capital for good, of ‘impact investing’ for financial, social, and environmental return. The days are organized by PYMWYMIC ('Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is'). More info at www.pymwymic.com
Today, cartoonmovement.com (a part of VJ Movement) published an interactive comic. The comic is made by Dan Archer as part of our cooperation with the LSE, and explores the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague from a historical and political perspective. The central question: Is the ICC a global deterrent or a paper tiger? A crucial question to understand war criminals like Kony. The interactive cartoon will be enriched with more info, videos etc. We would love to see your feedback to make more perspectives.
VJM delivered this week the 15th contribution to nrc.nl. Every week VJMovement sends (for free) a video including an introduction to the subject, to NRC. The content is published on the homepage. Check it out on: http://bit.ly/xn5KZS Interested to be the next? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 23 '12, an vjmovement/ cartoonmovement exhibition is opened at the London School of Economics. The exhibition is titled Justice and Security: There is More Than One Truth, and features the work of many of our contributors.