Osama Hajjaj

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Osama Hajjaj
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Born9 January 1973 (age Expression error: Unrecognized word "january".Expression error: Unrecognized word "january".)Expression error: Unrecognized word "january".
Known forPolitical cartoons and caricatures
WebsiteOsama Hajjaj Official website

Osama Eid Hajjaj (Arabic: أسامة حجاج‎), a Jordanian cartoonist, born in Amman in 1973.

Life and career[edit]

Osman Hajjj was born in Amman, Jordan in 1973. He has worked for various daily newspapers in Jordan, such as Ad-Dustour and Al Ra'i, and weekly newspapers such as Al-Bilad and Al-Mar'aa; he worked for Al-Ittihad, the Emirati newspaper. Currently, he works in Al Arab Al Yawm (newspaper) and publishes his cartoons in several regional and international web-sites, such as Cagle Cartoons.[1] and http://www.cartoonmovement.com/.[2]

Osama is the brother of Emad Hajjaj, who is also a cartoonist.[3] The brothers are acutely aware of the challenges involved in publishing political cartoons in the Middle East. Both have been victims of intimidation,[4] have received death threats on account of their satirical work, especially cartoons directed at ISIS. Osama claims that he was jailed for one of his cartoons.[5]


He is best known for his political cartoons and caricatures, many of which have appeared in texts and monographs [6] and in popular magazines such as France's Charlie Hebdo.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.cagle.com/2015/05/cartoonist-under-threats/
  2. ^ http://www.cartoonmovement.com/p/12440
  3. ^ Maktabi, R., "Brothers' political cartoons break taboos," CNN: Middle East News, 5 April 2011 Online:
  4. ^ Gruber, C., "Fighting ISIS With A Pen," 26 June, Newsweek, 26 June 2015, Online:
  5. ^ Maktabi, R., "Brothers' political cartoons break taboos," CNN: Middle East News, 5 April 2011 Online:
  6. ^ Glover, R.W. and Tagliarin, D., Teaching Politics Beyond the Book: Film, Texts, and New Media in the Classroom, A & C Black, 2012, n.p. [E-text edition]