Associated Press Deletes Images of the Muslim Prophet


associated-pressThe Associated Press, the world’s largest news collective, said Wednesday it is deleting photos of the Charlie Hebdo magazine from its commercial photo service that depict the Muslim Prophet. While the photos are still available on the news wire, the AP said its official policy is to censor them.

“None of the images distributed by AP showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad,” said spokesman Paul Colford on the day that terrorists killed 12 people, including several cartoonists, at the magazine. “It’s been our policy for years that we refrain from moving deliberately provocative images.”

Several news organizations, including the New York Daily News and London Telegraph, cropped out or pixelated Charlie Hebdo magazine covers showing the prophet. You can see a gallery of the magazine’s most controversial covers below. Read more at BuzzFeed.

[Andy Newscenter]