G. Balakrishnan

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Cartoonist Bala is an independent editorial cartoonist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India.[1] He is the editor of the digital media platform LinesMedia. Before going independent, he was a cartoonist and journalist for Tamil weekly Kumudam for 12 years.[2] He is known for his criticism of state and center politicians and governments.

Arrests over cartoons[edit]

He came to national attention when he was arrested for his cartoon criticizing state authorities for failing to prevent the death by self immolation of a family due to pressure from money-lenders.[3] His arrest was criticized by journalists and civic groups, while justified by ruling AIADMK government and BJP leaders supported the arrest.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who is cartoonist G Bala?". Indian Express. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Who is cartoonist G Bala?". Indian Express. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Cartoonist held for 'obscene' work on CM Palaniswami, officials". Times of India. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2017-11-07.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ "Cartoonist's arrest flayed". The Hindu. 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 

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