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India - Publication of Mohamed picture triggers riots, journalist's arrest

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday's arrest of Jitendra Prasad Das, a subeditor with the regional Oriya-language daily Samaj in Cuttack, in the eastern state of Odisha, in connection with the publication of a picture of the Prophet Mohammed on 14 January. The media freedom organization also calls for investigations into attacks on the newspaper's offices in Cuttack and other cities in Odisha so that those responsible can be brought to justice. “We urge the authorities to release (...)

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