Ali Dilem is a celebrity in Algiers, where every newspaper has a star cartoonist, Dilem stands above the rest, dominating the public debate from the French language newspaper, Liberté. The government pays close attention and officials file dozens of civil lawsuits against Dilem, in an effort to chill his energetic criticism; but Dilem takes it all in stride. Here is a conversation I had with him in Blois, where we took part in the local Les Rendez-vous de l’Histoire festival.
Here are a couple of Dilem’s cartoons …
See more Ali Dilem cartoons here. He hasn’t been very good about sending cartoons to us lately and promises to do better soon.