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Editor Fired for Printing the Mohammed Cartoons Speaks Out
One of the highlights of FIRE’s year is its Summer Internship Program, and 2006 will be no exception. This year, FIRE received a record number of applications and will be pleased to host 14 extraordinary interns, 11 undergraduates and three law students. Notably, one of the interns will be Acton H. Gorton, a U.S. Army veteran and senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gorton made headlines earlier this year when he was terminated as the editor of his university’s daily newspaper for publishing some of the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. Today, he tells his story exclusively on FIRE’s blog, The Torch.
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