14 Facts About Jyllands-Posten


Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, commonly shortened to Jyllands-Posten or JP, is a Danish daily broadsheet newspaper.

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

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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.

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

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In 2001 a number of journalists left Jyllands-Posten and launched the free distribution daily MetroXpress in cooperation with a Swedish media company.

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In 2003 Jyllands-Posten merged with the rival publisher of Politiken and Ekstra Bladet when the companies of the papers merged.

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In 2012, Jyllands-Posten Foundation became a founding member of the European Press Prize.

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Daily comic strips in Jyllands-Posten are Ziggy and Fred Basset ; the Danish comic Poeten og Lillemor was previously featured, but cancelled some time after the death of its creator, Jørgen Mogensen.

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Jyllands-Posten published a story alleging asylum fraud by resident Palestinian refugees in Denmark.

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However, Jyllands-Posten maintained that the dismissal of Haagerup had nothing to do with his responsibility for the articles in question.

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The ENAR report holds newspapers such as Jyllands-Posten to blame for the rise of the anti-immigrant right-wing in Danish politics.

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Journalist employed at Jyllands-Posten won a second prize in 2005 in an EU wide competition for journalists for diversity and against discrimination.

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Maiduguri, Nigeria; Central Africa, On 18 February 2006, riots related to the Muhammad cartoons published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten left at least 15 people dead, and resulted in the destruction of approximately 12 churches.

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Attempt of forcing Jyllands-Posten to apologize was similar to several earlier cases in Scandinavia where Chinese authorities had attempted to discredit the local media, especially ones that had focused on sensitive Chinese matters like the Xinjiang re-education camps and the imprisonment of book publisher and writer Gui Minhai.

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