Khalid Gueddar

Khalid Gueddar was born in Rabat in 1975. He studied Economics in Morocco and Plastic Arts in Paris. In 1998 he began work as a press cartoonist for Demain Magazine. In 2003, the magazine was censored as the result of a cartoon on the Royal Palace and he had to leave Morocco. In France, he was one of the founder members of the French satirical website In 2009, he returned to Morocco as a cartoonist for Al Masae and in 2010 the newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum was censored due to a cartoon on the marriage of a prince; he was condemned to four years in prison (suspended sentence) and a fee of $280.000. In 2016 he created the newspaper and satirical website www. Then in 2010, he was awarded the International Prize for the Freedom of Expression in Spain and in 2017 he won the International Prize “Prix Vache d’Humour” in Saint-Just le Martel, France.