Freedom, But… : French Reactions to the Muhammad Cartoons

Posted by John Rosenthal

In its Thursday edition, France Soir, under the title “Help Voltaire! They’ve Gone Crazy”, defended its decision to publish in its previous day’s edition the Jyllands-Posten cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Islam prohibits its faithful from depicting the Prophet in any way…. The question is the following: Are those who are not Muslim required to [...]

More Excellent Communication from the EU Communications Commissioner

Posted by John Rosenthal

“The words lead to thoughts and sometimes in the wrong direction” – thus spoke European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner in charge of communications, Margot Wallström. She was explaining the decision to revise a series of policy proposals aimed at better “communicating Europe” and – as according to a report by EUPolitix – “prevent[ing] repetitions of last year’s [...]