Partnership – 360 Degrees

360 Degrees is a partnership between Cartoon Movement, the Arab Desk of Radio Netherlands Worldwide and media partners in Saudi Arabia (Al Sharq), Egypt (Masrawy, Al Masry al Youm), Yemen (Almasdar online), and Morocco (Hespress). The essence of the project is to show the differences and similarities between perspectives from the Arab World compared to perspectives from the rest of the world on a range of themes, hoping to offer a view of 360 degrees.

The project ran for three months, and every month focused on a broad theme. Within the overall theme, a specific subject was chosen every week. The project aim was to foster debate through visuals created by our network of cartoonists.The participation of the audience was not limited to debating the cartoons; they helped create cartoons via Twitter. Tweets including the hashtag #360D appeared in our project newsroom, and the most inspiring tweets were turned into cartoons by our professional cartoonists.

Each week the best tweets-made-cartoons were chosen, and the winners had the choice of receiving a high quality art print of the cartoon, or have it printed on a t-shirt.