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Human rights experts are enthused by the inclusion of Mohammed cartoons in a new exhibition, scheduled for autumn 2009, about freedom of speech at the Danish media museum in Odense.

The exhibition will include a collection of approximately 40,000 letters, cartoons and newspaper clippings about the crisis precipitated by Jyllands-Posten newspaper publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in September 2005.

'The idea of having an exhibition about freedom of speech has been in the works for a while, and it's not only because of the Mohammed cartoons that we're going ahead with it,' said Ervin Nielsen, director of Danmarks Mediemuseum.

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