Cartoonists Tackle Corruption

Cartoons demonstrate the ways in which visuals transcend language barriers, expressing ideas in a way that words often can’t. For the second year in a row, the U.S. Department of State’s electronic journal (EJ |USA) has featured winning cartoons from CIPE’s  Global Editorial Cartoon Competition.

Last year, EJ |USA featured semi-finalists from the corruption category in its Partnerships Against Corruption issue (shown below). As we celebrate the United Nation’s eighth International Anti-Corruption Day, we are reminded how cartoons show the ways in which combating corruption is universal – regardless of language, culture, or nationality. As second place winner Karim Rathor of Pakistan said, “Corruption is a severe problem not only in one country – it is the problem of the entire world.”

Ilya Katz, Israel

Karim Rathor, Pakistan

corruption3Guatama Polanki, India

This year, EJ |USA included finalists in the youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, and democratic governance categories. Download the full journal and see the cartoons here.

Anna Dawson is Editorial Communications Assistant at CIPE.

Originally posted at CIPE Development Blog