//Annan: Media should respect religion

Annan: Media should respect religion

Kofi Annan, the UN secretary-general, has said that freedom of the press should not be an excuse for insulting religions and expressed concern about the controversy over a Danish newspaper’s publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Stephane Dujarric, the UN’s chief spokesman, said on Thursday: "He (Annan) believes that the freedom of the press should always be exercised in a way that fully respects the religious beliefs and tenets of all religions."

 

Annan also believed "in the importance of overcoming misunderstandings and animosities between people of different beliefs and cultural traditions through peaceful dialogue and mutual respect," Dujarric said.

 

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