The 4th Forum of Press cartoons held in France attended by 3 Arab cartoonists

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Sponsored by the Mémorial Museum for the 20th century history, the 4th Forum of Press cartoons was held for four days from April 2, 2014 in the city of Caen, France, with the participation of 14 cartoonists working in newspapers around the globe, including 3 Arab cartoonists, The Palestinian Mohammad Sabaaneh from Al-hayat Al-jadida  newspaper, the Algerian Djamel Lounis from le jour d'algerie newspaper, and the Moroccan Khalid Gueddar working in Hespress website.
The Arab cartoonists participated in a seminar titled "Cartoons in Wartime", along with an Iranian cartoonist and a Russian cartoonist, who discussed the difficulties of working in wartime or under repressive governments. A special event titled "The Battle of Cartoons" was held and attended by the cartoonist Khalid Gueddar, where the cartoonists drew a live cartoon on a topic proposed by the audience, so that the process of drawing was displayed on the screens by cameras mounted over cartoonists. The audience reacted with the ideas on topics such as wiretapping, and power failure.
Further activities were also held, such as direct meetings with children and high school students, along with art workshops, in addition to visits to tourist and historical places such as visiting the Normandy Landing Beach, while some of them also attended the meeting of the editorial board of the bestseller Journal in France: Ouest-France.
Along with the Arab cartoonists, the Iranian cartoonists Javad Alizadeh and Kianoush Ramezani, the Portuguese António Antunes, the Russian Victor Bogorad, the Mexican Angel Boligán, the French Bernard Bouton dit Bernie and Fathy Bourayou, the Spanish Jaume Capdevila dit Kap, the Chadian cartoonist who lives in France Adjim Danngar and known as Achou, and the American-Swedish cartoonist Ann Telnaes, also participated in the Forum. 
It is worth mentioning that last year's session was attended by the Tunisian cartoonist Nadia Khayari and the Lebanese cartoonist Habib Haddad.
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