Albanian newspaper editor: ‘We will not forgive anyone’ for beating journalist

ANTOINE, ALBANIA — An Albanian newspaper has published a cartoon depicting a black woman with a black face, a white man with a white beard and a white woman with the slogan “You cannot kill us”.

The cartoon was published in the Punch newspaper on Saturday.

The paper says the cartoon is satirical and “not in any way offensive”.

“The cartoon of a black African woman with black hair, white man, beard and white woman is in no way offensive to anyone, regardless of their race,” it said.

“Albania is a tolerant country where everyone has the right to express themselves, regardless who they are or what they believe.”

The cartoon has sparked condemnation in Albanian media, with many commentators calling for the newspaper’s editor to be sacked.

The Punch newspaper says it does not have a racist editorial policy.