Jyllands-Posten editor Flemming Rose, who was behind the controversial 2005 publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons, is being honoured by a Norwegian free speech group.

Danish newspaper editor Flemming Rose will receive 100,000 Norwegian kroner (roughly 80,000 Danish kroner) from the free speech group Fritt Ord for his "steadfast defence of free speech" over the past decade.

Fritt Ord wrote in a press release Monday that Rose has consistently pushed forward the notion of free speech as a basic human right.

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