Free Speech, Cartoons and the Prophet

November 13, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Knight TV Studio
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Free Speech, Cartoons and the Prophet @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

In 2005, a series of cartoons satirizing the prophet Mohammed were published in a Danish newspaper, sparking worldwide protest from Muslims and igniting a global discussion on free speech, free press, religious freedom and blasphemy – along with riots and threats of violence against the journalists who published them then or later in a variety of publications.

Jyllands-Posten cultural editor Flemming Rose defended the decision to publish the 12 cartoons. His new book, “Tyranny of Silence,” discusses his efforts in the years since to explain why. Join Rose and the Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski for a discussion about the still-disputed decision to publish and the emerging global view on what “free speech” means.

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