Partnership – Why Poverty?

Why Poverty? is a cross-media event taking place in the week of 25 November – 2 December 2012, reaching more than 500 million people around the world via television, radio, Internet and live events. Cartoon Movement is partnering with news service Edg.ie and Netherlands Public Broadcasting to join the global debate with cartoons.

Edg.ie is a new online tool for journalists that will officially launch during Why Poverty?-week. The aim of Edg.ie is to inspire journalists to write stories that otherwise would not get written about the developing world. The best cartoons from the project are published on the Edg.ie news service that is feeding into the web activities of the Why Poverty? week, broadcasted in 50 countries.

Netherlands Public Broadcasting has developed a theme website for Why Poverty?-week, which includes a daily cartoon between November 12 and December 2.

We've chosen to go with the theme Blame the Recession, and focus on the ongoing global economic crisis, looking for sharp and humorous comments on the crisis, how it plays out in different countries, and in the world at large. The best cartoons will be published on the Edg.ie news service that is feeding into the web activities of the Why Poverty? week, broadcasted in 50 countries. The selected cartoons are listed below. All the cartoons for this project can be seen in the project newsroom.