Flemming Rose is a Danish journalist and author, and 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 regularly travels around the world to speak on the subject, and is the author of several books, including The Tyranny of Silence, published by the Cato Institute in 2014. 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.

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Cato Reviews & Journals

Flemming Rose

Policy Report. July/August 2016.


Will President Trump Threaten Free Speech?

February 3, 2017. Policy Forum.

#CatoDigital — Free Speech in the Age of Trump

December 6, 2016. Cato Digital.

The Tyranny of Silence

November 13, 2014. Book Forum.