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Media Briefing— Global

Preface

We meet the comic book publisher whose latest title is about Haiti's tent cities, plus other dispatches from the world of print, retail and audio.

Comics, De Morgen, Slovenia, Speakers corner, Spin doctors, Wouter Verschelden

The bigger picture

Haiti [COMICS]

For most people, comics represent everything from tongue-in-cheek satire to swashbuckling escapism. But for Matt Bors, editor at Amsterdam-based online publisher Cartoon Movement, they’re the ideal platform for exploring long-form political journalism with a firm emphasis on reality rather than fantasy.

Cartoon Movement, which has 139 cartoonists from 75 countries in its network, sent Bors, an American cartoonist, and his Dutch colleague Tjeerd Royaards to Haiti for a month last summer. Their task was to find a local…

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