Re: Cartoon meme

From: Kate Distin (
Date: Thu 09 Feb 2006 - 10:00:43 GMT

  • Next message: Kate Distin: "Re: Cartoon meme"

    Wade Allsopp wrote:

    > The matter seems to have metamorphasised from a test of the principle
    > of free speach by an obscure Danish newspaper following the viist to
    > the Middle East by Ahmad Abu Laban of the Islamisk Trossamfund and
    > Akhmad Akkari, spokesman of the Danish-based European Committee for
    > Prophet Honouring. along with some supporters who took along a 43 page
    > dossier including the cartoons and some considerably more provocative
    > images.

    Here's something odd. I accessed this wiki article last night, via google, trying as Tonie had been to find the cartoons for myself. And in the section about Danish Journalistic Traditions, it pointed out that, according to a 2004 report by the European Network Against Racism, a disproportionate amount of editorial space is devoted in the Danish press to negative reporting on ethnic minorities. And it said that the Jyllands-Posten (where the cartoons originally appeared) was singled out amongst the worst offenders. Going back to this bit just now to get the quote I notice that it has been edited out.

    I've checked back to the original source - the 2004 report - and it describes this newspaper as "Denmark's largest far-right paper" but I have to confess I can't quite understand the relevant tables of statistics it contains so I don't know whether it's accurate to say that the JP was singled out or not. The wiki page about this paper
    ( says it's Denmark's biggest-selling daily and presents it as centre-right not far-right.

    It would take a lot more work on my part to get at the truth about its political background: could any Danes on the list enlighten me?


    =============================================================== This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing) see:

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Thu 09 Feb 2006 - 10:21:42 GMT