- Some countries in the Middle East, like Egypt, are experiencing a 'golden age' of caricature.
- Many cartoonists in the region can face arrest, torture and exile.
- Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat thought he'd say 'good-bye to life' when assaulted by thugs in 2011.
- Iranian cartoonist Nikahang Kowsar is working on a platform to make cartooning safe.
(CNN)In many ways, the Middle East makes a strange -- and at times perilous -- hotbed for caricature.