Danish newspapers tighten security in wake of Paris attack

JP/Politiken Hus taking further precautions

The terror attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 dead and scores injured yesterday is having consequences for the media in Denmark.

The Danish publishing house JP/Politiken Hus – which publishes the newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Ekstra Bladet and Politiken – has increased the security of their offices in Copenhagen and in Jutland.

”We have beefed up our security because of the terror attack on Charlie Hebdo,” the publishing house wrote in a statement to DR Nyheder. ”The police have also increased their presence at our addresses at Rådhuspladsen and in Viby.”

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JP/Politiken Hus's security is already tight thanks to the Mohammed cartoons which Jyllands-Posten originally published in 2005, and which Charlie Hebdo re-printed in 2007.

Four years later in 2011, Jyllands-Posten publically supported the French publication after its offices were firebombed for revealing that it planned to feature a cartoon of the Islamic prophet Mohammed with a front cover saying "100 lashes if you don't die of laughter".

Along with Charlie Hebdo's cartoonist Stéphane "Charb" Charbonnier – who was among those killed yesterday – the drawer of the original Mohammed cartoons, Kurt Westergaard is on the Al-Qaeda terror organisation's most wanted list, along with the two other Jyllands-Posten staff members, Carsten Juste, and Flemming Rose.