Dhimmitude in Helsinki, from Helsingen Sanomat, with thanks to Millo:
The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) has decided to prohibit showing the Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in its entertainment programmes. The ban applies, for example, to popular quizzes such as SF-studio, to the animated political satire Itse valtiaat, and to Uutisvuoto (the Finnish version of “Have I Got News for You”).
“There is reason to leave these cartoons and this discussion out of our entertainment programming”, says YLE TV1 director of programmes Riitta PihlajamÃ¤ki.
The guidelines do not directly forbid discussing the subject, only the showing of the images first published in the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, reported the Finnish newspaper Keskisuomalainen on Thursday.