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Flemming Rose is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. He previously served as foreign affairs editor and culture editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. During his tenure as culture editor, Rose was principally responsible for the September 2005 publication of the cartoons that initiated the Muhammad cartoons controversy in early 2006. Since then, he has been an international advocate for freedom of speech and is the author of several books, including The Tyranny of Silence, published by the Cato Institute in 2014.

From 1980 to 1996 he was the Moscow correspondent for the newspaper Berlingske Tidende. Between 1996 and 1999 he was that newspaper’s correspondent in Washington, D.C. In 2015 Rose was awarded the prestigious Publicist Prize from Denmark’s national press club and received the Honor Award for defending free speech from the Norwegian Fritt Ord Foundation. In 2016 he received the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty from the Cato Institute. He lives in Denmark and speaks widely in Europe and elsewhere.

More from Flemming Rose


Upholding the Jihadist’s Veto

Quillette. October 30, 2018.

Zuckerberg Was Right About How to Handle Holocaust Deniers

Washington Post. July 30, 2018.

How to Defend Tolerance

Library of Law and Liberty. August 24, 2017.


Blasphemy: A Victimless Crime or a Crime in Search of a Victim?

The Fall and Rise of Blasphemy Law. October 17, 2016.

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Flemming Rose

Policy Report. July/August 2016.