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Knowledge Identifier: &Jyllands-Posten



Danish daily broadsheet newspaper add

Category: Journalism

Founded in 1871.

Countries: Denmark (40%), (16%), Russia (6%)

Main connections: Muhammad, Flemming Rose, Tahawwur Hussain Rana

Linked to: Politiken, Conservative People's Party, Berlingske, Ritzau




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The newspaper was founded in 1871 and issued its first copy on 2 October of that year add something


In international affairs, it was generally supportive of Britain and critical of Germany, which it considered the only country that "wished to attack Denmark," to quote an 1872 edition add something


Gothic script had been abolished by the Danish spelling reform of 1875, but was still in wide use add something


In 1889 it abandoned the traditional Gothic script in favour of the Latin script used today add something


Politically the paper supported the "Højre" party – which became the Conservative People's Party in 1915 add something


In 1918, the newspaper was outlawed in Germany add something


During the 1920s and 30s, the editorial line of the paper was right-wing Conservative add something


In 1922, the newspaper expressed its admiration for Benito Mussolini, who had just assumed office: "The very strong man, that Mussolini undoubtedly is, is exactly what the misruled Italian people need" add something


In 1929, the paper established an office in Copenhagen, and established a corporation with "The Times" add something


In 1931, the paper was acquired by a joint stock company whose main investor became editor-in-chief add something


In 1933, the newspaper advocated that Denmark follow Germany's example and replace petty party politics with the stability of an authoritarian regime add something


In March 1933, the paper wrote: "Only dry tears will be cried at the grave of the Weimar Republic add something


" The editorial of May 17, 1933, stated that " add something


In 1934 the newspaper began to use photographs in its layouts add something


A front page story in 1938 was an open letter to Mussolini criticizing the persecution of Jews, written by Kaj Munk, a prominent priest and playwright, who himself had though previously been sympathetic towards Mussolini and Hitler add something


Kaj Munk - In 1938 the Danish newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" published on its front page an open letter to Benito Mussolini written by Kaj Munk criticising the persecutions against Jews


In 1939 the paper, in opposition to the Copenhagen papers, went against the Danish-German non-aggression treaty add something


In 1939, the paper rebuked the Danish government for signing a German-Danish treaty of non-aggression add something


Originally, the name "Jyllandsposten" was used, the hyphen being adopted in 1945 add something


In 1954, "Jyllands-Posten" became the first newspaper in Denmark to use colour photos in its layouts add something


In 1956, the paper implemented the Danish spelling reform of 1948, although headlines were written in old style until 1965 add something


"Jyllands-Posten" was affected by a series of strikes in 1956 and between 1973 and 1977 add something


In 1959, First Secretary of the Communist Party Nikita Khrushchev reportedly cancelled an official visit to Denmark, on the grounds that "Jyllands-Posten" had published a number of articles highly critical of the Soviet Union add something


The current name was introduced in 1969 add something


In 1971, the paper bought out the joint stock company controlling it, and it has since been owned by a foundation add something


The foundation was established in 1971 with the intent of making the newspaper self-governing, and continues to exist to support the publishing and political and editorial independence of "Jyllands-Posten" add something


In 1977, the paper left the Union of Danish Employers, following a three week long strike against the introduction of new labour-saving equipment add something


Carsten Juste - Juste started out his career in 1979 as a trainee with "Jyllands-Posten"


In the 1980s, the newspaper gradually increased its number of foreign correspondents, until finally stationing more than 20 journalists around the world add something


Kurt Westergaard - Briefly working for the newspaper "Demokraten", he has been a cartoonist for "Jyllands-Posten" since the early 1980s


In 1982, "Jyllands-Posten"'s Sunday edition became the largest Sunday paper in Denmark add something


The 1990s was marked by a struggle with "Berlingske Tidende" which was seeking to expand its circulation in Jutland add something


In 1994, the weekly edition became the biggest daily morning-newspaper in Denmark with a circulation of 153,000 add something


Flemming Rose - Between 1996 and 1999 he was the correspondent for the same newspaper in Washington, D.C. In 1999 he became Moscow correspondent for the newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" and in April 2004 the cultural editor of that paper , replacing Sven Bedsted


An internet edition was launched in January 1996, which is the most visited Danish internet news site add something


Lars Elstrup - Pierre Collignon, "Hvor blev de af: Lars Elstrup: Frigørelsen", "Jyllands-Posten article", 5 December 1999 He joined a spiritual sect, and took the spiritual name "Darando", meaning "The River that Flows"


In 2001 a number of journalists left "Jyllands-Posten" and launched the free distribution daily "MetroXpress" in coorporation with a Swedish media company add something


This contributed to the electoral success of Anders Fogh Rasmussen on November 20, 2001, whose political party campaigned for reduced immigration add something


The story was found to be unsupported and resulted in the sacking of the editor-in-chief Ulrik Haagerup on December 12, 2001 add something


In 2002 the Danish Council of the Press, criticised the newspaper for breaching its regulations on race while reporting on three Somalis charged with a crime add something


In 2002-2003 "Jyllands-Posten" merged with the rival publisher of "Politiken" and "Ekstra Bladet", although the three newspapers maintain their editorial independence add something


In April 2003, the same editor on the newspaper rejected a set of unsolicited Jesus cartoons submitted by Christoffer Zieler on the basis that they were offensive add something


The 2004 report on Denmark by the European Network Against Racism , an organisation of NGOs funded partly by the European Commission, concluded that the Danish media devoted an excessive proportion of their time to the problems posed by immigrants, and most often Islamic immigrants, while often ignoring the problems that these immigrants face add something


A journalist employed at "Jyllands-Posten" won a second prize in 2005 in an EU wide competition for journalists for diversity and against discrimination add something


The newspaper was the subject of a major controversy concerning cartoons that depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad in 2005-06 which sparked violent protests around the world, and have led to several attempted terrorist plots against the newspaper or its employees in the years since add something


Alexander Litvinenko - According to Litvinenko, the 2005 controversy over the publication in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten of editorial cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad was orchestrated by the FSB to punish Denmark for its refusal to extradite Chechen separatists


Sweden Democrats - After the Danish daily newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" published twelve cartoons depicting Mohammed and ignited the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy during the 2005 autumn and winter, the Sweden Democrats gave their unreserved support to the publication with reference to the freedom of speech


The paper gained international attention after its controversial publication in September 2005 of 12 cartoons depicting Islam and Muhammad add something


Eva Kjer Hansen - Eva Kjer Hansen stated in an interview to the Danish newspaper "Jyllands-Posten", in September 2005, that increased economic inequality amongst the Danish people in her eyes was not necessarily problematic


Flemming Rose - Rose is best known for commissioning a series of drawings of Muhammad in the "Jyllands-Posten" Muhammad cartoons controversy that were published on 30 September 2005


Raymond Lakah - The cartoons were originally published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on September 30, 2005


Muslim Council of Britain - When editorial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were printed in the Danish daily newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" on 30 September 2005, the MCB saw them as reflecting "the emergence of an increasingly xenophobic tone being adopted towards Muslims in parts of the Western media" and argued, "We should not allow our valued freedoms in Europe to be abused by those deliberately seeking to provoke hatred and division between communities"


This drew protests from Muslims living in Denmark, followed in early 2006 by protests throughout the Muslim world add something


Abdul Majeed al-Zindani - In 2006, Zindani pressed charges against 21 newspapers and their editors in Yemen for reprinting the controversial Muhammad cartoons, originally printed in the Danish newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" in 2005


Ayaan Hirsi Ali - In a 2006 lecture in Berlin, she defended the right to offend, following the "Jyllands-Posten" Muhammad cartoons controversy


Starting on January 5, 2006, most of these supplements have been printed in a tabloid format half the size of the broadsheet sections; these sections have a relatively colorful layout and are referred to as "avismagasiner" add something


Flemming Rose - On 8 February 2006, Flemming Rose said in interviews with CNN and $TV_2 (TV_2_(Denmark)) that "Jyllands-Posten" planned to reprint satirical cartoons depicting the Holocaust that the Iranian newspaper "Hamshahri" planned to publish


Dagbladet Information - On September 8, 2006, the newspaper printed six of the less offensive entries from the Iranian Holocaust cartoon exhibition, which was a response to the "Jyllands-Posten" Muhammad cartoons controversy


In February 2008, following the arrest of three men who allegedly had conspired to kill one of the cartoonists, Jyllands-Posten and 16 other Danish newspapers republished the cartoon in question to "show their commitment to freedom of speech" add something


David Headley - In 2009, Headley traveled to Britain to help plan an attack against the Danish newspaper "Jyllands-Posten", which had published cartoons of the prophet Muhammad


Tahawwur Hussain Rana - Rana and Headley were charged and arrested on 18 October 2009 for plotting attacks on the offices of Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper which published the controversial cartoons of prophet Mohammad


In September 2010 a 37-year-old Iraqi Kurd arrested in Norway earlier that year and suspected of planning unspecified terrorist attacks confessed that one of his targets was "Jyllands-Posten" add something


A small explosion at Hotel Jørgensen in Copenhagen September 10, 2010, was described by the police as an accident with a letter bomb that was meant to be sent to "Jyllands-Posten" add something


Five men were arrested in December 2010 in the direct process of carrying out the attack, the arrest was due to the men being under tight surveillance and covert investigation from the Swedish and Danish intelligence services in a successful cooperation add something


Tahawwur Hussain Rana - In 2011, he was convicted of providing support to the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba and of allegedly plotting an attack on the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten


Tahawwur Hussain Rana - On June 9, 2011 jury convicted him of supporting terrorism by providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba and planning an aborted plot to bomb a Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten