Dagen (Norwegian newspaper)

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Dagen is a conservative Protestant Norwegian newspaper established in 1919. Dagen's average circulation in 2004 was 5,307 copies. The ideological goal of the newspaper was "to influence society from a Revival Christian point of view".

On January 2, 2008 the newspaper merged with another Christian newspaper, Dagen and now has the name DagenMagazinet. Earlier, the newspaper had a "sister" in Sweden, but the Swedish Magazinet also no longer exists. On 1 April 2011, DagenMagazinet was renamed to Dagen.[1]

Magazinet became known to a wider audience in January 2006, when it was one of the first newspapers to reprint Jyllands-Posten's Muhammad cartoons which, according to the editor, was made in the name of freedom of speech. The printing of these drawings resulted in attacks on Norwegian installations in some parts of the Muslim world. On February 14 2006 the Muslim organization Al-Jinnah Foundation pressed charges against Selbekk for blasphemy and for "endangering Norwegian lives by causing provocations through the publishing of the drawings of the prophet Muhammed". Selbekk officially apologized that the printing of the pictures hurt religious feelings February 10 2006 at a press conference at the Norwegian ministry of integration, Bjarne Håkon Hanssen.

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  1. ^ Gilje, Tarjei (1 April 2011). "DagenMagazinet blir Dagen". Dagen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 April 2011. 

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