Aboubakr Jamai: Journalist


Aboubakr Jamai

In reporting on the recent uproar over the Danish cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad, Le Journal Hebdomadaire editor Aboubakr Jamaï did his usual thoughtful job. His Casablanca, Morocco-based weekly newspaper published a special report, including a photo of a French newspaper that reproduced some of the drawings. So that Le Journal didn't further inflame passions, Jamaï inked out the images in the photo. Yet protesters still gathered outside the paper's offices. It soon became clear to Jamaï that the demonstration was orchestrated not by aggrieved Muslims but by Moroccan authorities.

Since Jamaï started Le Journal in 1997 and...

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