Denmark has an obligation to conduct a thorough assessment before approving the export of an internet surveillance system to China to ensure that there is no risk that it can be used for human rights abuses.
The Danish Journalists’ Union has launched a campaign calling on the newly elected government to amend the Danish freedom of information law to improve open access to government documents and information for citizens and journalists.
The deadly shootings took place at a meeting entitled “Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression” on Saturday and outside the city’s main synagogue on Sunday.
One of the leading forces in the 2005–06 prophet Muhammad cartoon controversy, Danish Muslim activist Ahmed Akkari, now regrets his role as agitator and reveals a larger, more deliberate, and more vicious conspiracy behind the crisis than previously known.
The International Press Institute expresses concern over pending criminal charges against two Danish journalists, Nils Mulvad and Kjeld Hansen, who say Denmark may be losing the fight against the spread of a strain of drug-resistant bacteria.
Yahya Hassan has caused nationwide debate with his poetry, which is critical of Islam and parts of the Danish immigrant community.
According to the International Press Institute, part of a revision of Denmark’s public information law would “prevent journalists from giving voters the information they need to ensure that laws and government policies are based on sound information, and to hold ministers, members of parliament and government officials accountable”.
A Copenhagen court fined Roj TV for violating the Danish anti-terror law but deemed that the television channel should not be shuttered for having allegedly spread propaganda for the PKK.
(CRN/IFEX) – The following is a 12 February 2008 CRN press release: Aarhus arrests foil plot to assassinate Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard Danish police announced the early morning arrest of three people involved in a “terror-related assassination” plot targeting one of 12 Danish cartoonists who became notorious in September 2005. The BBC reports today that […]
(WAN/IFEX) – The following is a 4 December 2006 WAN press release: Paris, 4 December 2006 World’s Press Welcomes Acquittal of Danish Journalists The World Association of Newspapers has welcomed today’s decision by a Danish court to acquit three journalists accused of illegally publishing intelligence secrets in newspaper reports about Denmark’s decision to go to […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a 14 November 2006 media release: IFJ Condemns Danish Trial and Testifies in Support of Journalists Over Iraq Report The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), in testimony at the trial of three Danish journalists who face the threat of jail over articles exposing doubts over government claims of weapons of […]
(RSF/IFEX) – Reporters Without Borders condemned the trial that began on 13 November 2006 in Copenhagen in which the editor of the “Berlingske Tidende” daily newspaper, Niels Lunde, and two of his reporters, Michael Bjerre and Jesper Larsen, are accused of “harming state security” by publishing leaked Danish intelligence about weapons of mass destruction (WMD) […]
(CPJ/IFEX) – The following is a CPJ press release: DENMARK: Two journalists indicted for reporting on Iraq intelligence New York, May 1, 2006 – The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the criminal charges brought against two Danish reporters accused of leaking state secrets by publishing intelligence reports that questioned the existence of Iraqi […]