Freedom of speech is a cornerstone of democracy. Satire and political cartoons are powerful and effective ways of getting a political point across and provoking public debate, says veteran political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. In an entertaining speech interspersed with some of his best and funniest political drawings, he warns that the growing marginalization of satire, both in democracies and populist autocracies, is no laughing matter. His thought-provoking conclusions will interest anyone concerned about the decline of meaningful political debate.
About the Speaker
Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for Der Spiegel in Germany, Le Canard enchaîné in France, and Le Temps and NZZ am Sonntag in Switzerland.