Iranian refugee in Australian detention centre awarded cartooning prize


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While he may live isolated in Australia's Manus Island detention centre, the cartoonist Eaten Fish's powerful images are travelling the world.

The Iranian asylum seeker was awarded the 2016 Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning for his work depicting life on the island. The award will be presented in North Carolina in September by the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI), but Eaten Fish's fate in Papua New Guinea remains uncertain.

"Eaten Fish is one of those who's [sic] work as a cartoonist brings to light the horrors that are happening around him," Joel Pett, CRNI's president of the board of directors, said in a statement. "His work pushes through the veil of secrecy and silence and layers of fences in a way that only a talented artist speaking from the inside can." Read more...

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