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NDI’s 2019 Democracy Gala celebrates humor

Matt Wuerker (POLITICO) is joined by Kevin Kallaugher (The Economist), Rebel Pepper (China) and Rayma Suprani (Venezuela) to discuss their work as Political Cartoonists, and the impact that it’s had on their lives. NDI’s 2019 Democracy Gala celebrates humor as the most democratic form of speech, and explores how humor critiques social and political imperfections in democracy, informing and leading to social change. We know that satire is a valued and trusted vehicle for freedom of expression. There’s growing evidence, however, that comedy and satire are also powerful tools for promoting a broader range of democratic values. Comedy and satire allow us to communicate pro-democracy messages. They build bridges to new audiences, such as the 18 to 35 year-old youth demographic.