Magazine article New Internationalist

From the New Internationalist Co-Operative

Magazine article New Internationalist

From the New Internationalist Co-Operative

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The worldwide controversy caused by the publication in European newspapers of a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban has prompted us to bring forward this issue of the New Internationalist. We had already prepared this special edition on cartooning and its impact - in co-operation with one of our longest-standing cartoonists, Brick, whose guest editor's letter appears below - and it was due to be published in May. But as the furore mounted, and embassies burned in Damascus and Beirut, we felt it would be useful to provide readers with a broader exploration of the politics and potential of cartooning than they might be getting elsewhere. The issue this one replaces, on an African village, will now appear in May.

The magazine does not address the current situation directly. In any event, opinions on the current controversy are ten-a-penny at present and inordinate amounts of newspaper and web space are filled with invective. …

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