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July 31, 2006

Cartoon Leads to Official Complaint

imageThe conservative blog Brussels Journal is on its way to becoming comics news source of the year, following up its close attention to the Danish Cartoons controversy by tracking in English the complaint filed against a recent cartoon about the military conflict in southern Lebanon using imagery from the movie Schindler's List. According to the blog entry, Miryam Shomrat, Israel's ambassador to Norway, filed a complaint at the Pressens Faglige Utvalg, a body set up to receive complaints about press articles. Shomrat's complaint focused on the lack of historical understanding about the Holocaust that fueled the imagery. The editor initially responded by saying the cartoon is clearly within the bounds of freedom of expression. The piece goes on to contrast filing an official complaint with a violence-filled series of protests demanding government intervention, and points out a little less directly that both this incident and the Danish Cartoons Controversy exist in the context of some violence that has nothing to do with freedom of expression issues.
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