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May 21, 2008

Your Danish Cartoons Hangover Update

* the latest in the case of the detention of cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot and the search of his home finds a Dutch newspaper reprinting some of the cartoons, and, unlike the case of North American newspaper and the Danish Cartoons Controversy, educating its readers as to what's at stake in a way that changes the meaningful commentary. The analysis in that article is interesting as well, as it basically suggests that what we're seeing is a test case.

* it looks like Nekschot's normal employer will reprint all the cartoons. That same article describes a public, political inquiry into the arrest and promised charges, as well as giving some background on the matter.

* it's hard to find a single editorial that doesn't fall somewhere between being deeply trouble and outright eviscerating the Dutch government for the affair. Here's Metabunker commenting on the matter.
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