The Other Journalists

Most of the Western media didn't publish any of the Danish cartoons for fear of upsetting readers, provoking violence, or whatever reason they came up with. Even when the cartoons prompted international violence, even when art critics attacked them in mainstream papers, almost all editors decided that their readers did not actually need to know what the entire story was about; and it wasn't the editors' job to provide readers with information. But not every editor in the world thought that way. Some in the Arab-Muslim world acted as journalists, and are now in jail or at risk of imprisonment, or even execution. Here's the story of one. He was simply doing his job - and is paying a terrible price. So many in the West refused to do theirs. So here's to the eight journalists in five countries. Thanks for your courage and example.