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Latest update : 2015-12-30

Freedom of speech in jeopardy, ten years after Mohammed cartoons controversy

Since the controversy sparked by the cartoons of Prophet Mohammed ten years ago, freedom of speech in Europe has been losing ground. That’s the point of view of Flemming Rose. He was culture editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005, when he commissioned the cartoons that would set parts of the Muslim world ablaze.

Earlier this year, after the deadly attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, our correspondent in Denmark met with Rose, as well as two other key figures in the cartoons controversy. All of them need lifelong protection because of assassination attempts and death threats.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett

By Malcolm BRABANT

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2018-06-22 Ludovic DE FOUCAUD

Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

As the World Cup group stage continues, we focus on binational footballers, who often have to weigh up the pros and cons of playing for their home country. Ahead of the...

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2018-06-21 Julien SAUVAGET

Rubbish piling up in France's illegal landfills

Mountains of trash are piling up in French villages, sullying the image of the countryside. In one town less than 40 kilometres outside Paris, rubbish covering the equivalent of...

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2018-06-19 Asia-pacific

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2018-06-18 Europe

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It's now more than a month since anti-government demonstrations in Armenia forced the government of Serzh Sargsyan to resign. At the heart of the protest movement was anger over...

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2018-06-15 Middle East

Residents of southern Lebanon live in fear of another war

Last month, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group announced that a new chapter in Syria's civil war had begun. This came after missiles were fired from Syrian soil into the...

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