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Nigar Nazar - Pakistani cartoonist

   

© Gogi by Nigar Nazar
Nigar Nazar, the first female cartoonist of Pakistan.

Background: Pakistan is no stranger to political instability. The public TV channel is under the orders of the government but there are a lot of private media channels in the country. Unfortunately, the government often imposes restrictions on them so Pakistanis find themselves faced with a black screen or with programs that have been censored by the government.

What she fights for: Equality and freedom for women, plus ending hypocrisy in society more generally, along with social inequalities.

Her weapon: Drawing.
Through her alter ego cartoon character "Gogi",  Nigar points out the failings of Pakistani politics with humour, cynicism and wit. This funny and energetic young girl has quickly become a spokeswoman for women and a fervent defender of their rights. For several years now, Nigar's drawings have featured in Pakistani daily newspapers, appearing as crazy and satirical caricatures.

Where to read more: If you don't have access to the Pakistani press, you can follow the adventures of Gogi on the Gogi's Place website.


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