Over the Egyptian revolution, numerous solidarity marches took place all over the world, in which we saw some cartoons on the protestors’ placards, especially those by the talented Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Lattuff
The internet is a gift for everybody, as it works, not only because it functions like Aladdin Lantern and gives you results for whatever you type in its search engines, but also archives what You upload to it . However, in the cyber space, cartoons could be less fortunate than other creative forms of expression; unlike photos, videos and audios, cartoons have no similar social network.
Like Lattuff, there are many cartoonists who use their talents for activism, my best friend Doaa El Adl is one of them, and her drawings were used as banners too, in a local campaign in her home town Damietta (Nile Delta) against fertilizer plant, ever since she is trying to spread her cartoons through all the channels she accesses.
Doaa and her colleagues created Facebook groups for their cartoons, though, they are not sure, if it is a good idea to spread and store their cartoons, moreover, they know very little about other social net works.
Now, I’m drafting a training plan for cartoonists in Cairo, to inform them more about social media, and they way it could be useful for them. Simultaneously, I ‘m pitching to the Arab Network for Human Rights, a leading regional organization, who focus on the online freedom and have been conducting multiple projects to bring more slices to the virtual world