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Farzat receives prize for Syrian political cartoons.



Summary: Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat was named winner of the Gebran Tueni Gebran Ghassan Tueni (Arabic: جبران تويني) (September 15, 1957 – December 12, 2005) was a Lebanese politician and the former editor and publisher of the mass circulation An-Nahar daily newspaper in Beirut,  Award Tuesday, the anniversary of the death of the late politician and journalist.

BEIRUT: Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat was named winner of the Gebran Tueni Award Tuesday, the anniversary of the death of the late politician and journalist. The annual prize is awarded by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers and An-Nahar newspaper to a media professional who exemplifies the values of Tueni. Addressing a news conference at the An-Nahar building in Downtown Beirut, MP Naila Tueni praised Farzat for his work. "Today, we grant this prize to [the] struggler who fought injustice, oppression and slavery slavery, institution based on a relationship of dominance and submission, whereby one person owns another and can exact from that person labor or other services.  only with his pen. He hoped that he could carry his country forward to a more free and open atmosphere," Tueni said. In a taped message from an undisclosed location, Farzat said he was honored to accept the prize "which is a compass for artists and journalists." Last year, the cartoonist was kidnapped Kidnapped

caught in the intrigues of Scottish factions, David Balfour and Alan Breck are shipwrecked, escape from the king’s soldiers, and undergo great dangers. [Br. Lit.: R. L. Stevenson Kidnapped]

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 and beaten in what he called an attempt by the Syrian regime to silence him.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Date:Dec 12, 2012
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