In July 2020, Front Line Defenders launched Cypher (@cypher_comics on Instagram), a digital comics magazine that advances the organization’s storytelling and narrative framing work in collaboration with and in support of HRDs. Working with artists from around the world, including the award-winning visual storyteller, Beldan Sezen, as creative director, the ’zine is a monthly publication featuring stories of HRDs, their work and the challenges they face.
If you are interested in an annual subscription to receive printed editions of Cypher, please email email@example.com, with 'Subscription' in the subject line, and you will be sent more information about options.
Cypher - Edition 03
HRDs - Anti-CAA protesters
Artist - Neelima
HRDs - HRDs in Bhima Koregaon case
Artist - "Just Some Regular Cowards"
HRDs - No-TAP Movement
Artist - Bambi Kramer
HRD - 'Jorge Maldonado'
Artist - Sacha Lebákov
Cypher 02 features an audio interview with Palestinian HRD and artist Hafez Omar - listen to the interview by clicking on the 'Hafez Talks' buttons when viewing the comcis in the 'zine viewer below (the PDF file does not support the audio files).
Cypher - Edition 02
HRD - Hafez Omar
Artist - Hafez Omar
HRD - Shariana Ferrer-Núñez
Artist - Rosa Colón Guerra
HRD - Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China
Artist - A. Li
Cypher - Edition 01
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