In this paper, the public debate following the re-ligion-motivated assassination of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh in November 2004 is examined. The paper aims at describ-ing religious as well as secular positions in the Danish debate about freedom of speech and press in relation to religious issues. Historically, the concept of press freedom was linked to a fight for religious freedom in London, as described by Siebert.
Press Freedom; Ayann Hirsi Ali; Theo van Gogh; Submission; Danish debate; Press Theory
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Oxford Roundtable on Freedom of Speech and Press, 2005