Beyond Charlie Hebdo: cartoonists around the world facing persecution

Cartoonists constantly face persecution, death threats and abuse worldwide and this year, the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 people dead, showed just how dangerous their job can be.

These threats are the same faced by print and broadcast journalists who report on sensitive subjects, a new report by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said.

Provocative images, such as those of Prophet Mohammed, are widely available because of the internet, reaching bigger audiences, thus making the cartoonists more likely to be attacked.

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