Publication of Danish cartoons by NZ media showed way forward

Although the majority of New Zealand newspapers, including New Zealand’s largest circulation paper, declined to republish any of the Danish cartoons, two local newspapers and two television channels did so, despite expressions of concern from the Federation of Islamic Associations and the Government.

The publication was followed by strong interfaith and government condemnation, a public protest demonstration, and considerable general public opposition.

The Race Relations Commissioner and convenor of the Government and Interfaith Network called for dialogue and convened a meeting of media executives and religious leaders.

The meeting resulted in the following agreement:

Continue reading

Additional reading

News category: News Shorts.

Tags: , , ,