Monday, April 09, 2007

State of Media according to man who published the Mohammad cartoons

Flemming Rose is the culture editor of Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that published the ‘infamous’ cartoons on the Prophet Mohammed.

It was Mr. Rose who commissioned the cartoons. About that, he says this:
what I wrote commissioning them was not, “Draw cartoons making fun of the prophet,” but “Draw Mohammad as you see him,” which is very neutral.

Elaborating on the topic, he says in a recent interview in CJR,
It is an act of love and inclusion to satirize people. There is some kind of recognition in that, to know you can laugh and make fun of one another.

Why did he did what he did

Mr. Rose claims he solicited the cartoons to assert freedom of speech.

He also wanted to fight against the self-censorship, something he says is ‘crippling the West’ when it comes to “accommodating Muslim sensitivities.”

On U.S. Media’s decision not publish the cartoons
He says he understands the Americans’ concerns as they have people living and working in many ‘sensitive’ parts of the world.

Dangerous ‘experts’
Mr. Rose says the media is making experts out of people just because they have a particular religious or political leaning.

Most importantly, Mr. Rose suggests we should explain from ‘where this person is speaking, if it’s an institution or university with a certain tradition or whatever’.

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At 2:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Media suffers from 'Expertisis'


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