Offensive Images

TitleOffensive Images
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSociety of Professional Journalists,
PublisherSociety of Professional Journalists
AbstractCaricatures of the Prophet Muhammad didn’t cause much of a stir when they were first published in September 2005. But when they were republished in early 2006, after Muslim leaders called attention to the 12 images, it set off rioting throughout the Islamic world. Embassies were burned; people were killed. After the rioting and killing started, it was difficult to ignore the cartoons. Question: Do we publish the cartoons or not?
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