Flemming Rose was named as the first winner of the annual Sappho Prize Monday for his 'uncompromising' attitude during the 2005-2006 Mohammed cartoon affair.How appropriate.
The award, according to the citation, goes to a 'journalist who combines excellence in his work with courage and a refusal to compromise'.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Mohammed cartoon editor to receive award
Flemming Rose, the Jyllands-Posten editor who decided to proceed with publication of the Mohammed cartoons that triggered the Great Cartoon Jihad, is to be presented with a freedom of the press award.