Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Norway channel to show Mohammed cartoons documentary?

Norway: The story goes from yes they are going to show to the channel not saying they would or not. Given that it is Norway, I can't see it happening. At best a blur screen will show up.

A NORWEGIAN commercial television channel is set today to broadcast pictures of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in a documentary on the row surrounding last year's publication of the cartoons, Norwegian media reported. TV2's Dokument 2 program was to screen in "some form or another", the cartoons first published by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September last year. The paper's publication of 12 caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, followed by a slew of other, mostly European media, sparked outrage in the Muslim world. TV2 did not want to say whether the documentary would show the controversial drawings. The Norwegian foreign ministry said the program did feature the cartoons and said it had alerted its embassies in some Muslim countries about the broadcast. "There's nothing dramatic in this. We have sent a message" to our embassies in countries most affected by the cartoons crisis, said foreign ministry spokeswoman Anne Lene Dale Sandsten, who had seen the documentary. Norway was one of the first countries where the cartoons were reproduced. In ensuing protests, the Scandinavian country's interests were hit especially hard in Syria and Afghanistan. The documentary, lasting less than one hour and entitled Bound to Silence, was to be broadcast at 6.30am AEST.

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