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Why do newspapers continue to publish cartoons?
Cartoon questions dominate the show - Rabiya - 2000 GMT

We invited you to put your calls to two people at the heart of the cartoon controversy.

Imam Mustapha joined us from Denmark. He is a spokesperson for the European Committee for Prophet Honouring, the organisation that set about raising awareness about the cartoons publication.

He took your questions alongside Arnaud Levy, deputy editor at the French newspaper France Soir who reprinted the cartoons last week.

Clearly a lot of the questions you put to our guests had been asked before, but it was a unique opportunity for many listeners to put their concerns directly to the two guests.

Here are just some of the questions you wanted to put to them:

Why did the newspaper censor cartoons on jesus christ saying it will offend christians and not use the same standard for the muslims?
Anon - Denmark

I'm confused. I can search Google Images for "Prophet Muhammad" and there are plenty of images of the Prophet online. So what is the big deal about the cartoons? Why can't his image be shown in these newspapers, especially since they already available online?

Is the Imam to blame for the number of deaths since these violent protests began?
Duarte - France

Following this story I have come to the conclusion that publishing these cartoons to simply state that we are a free society and that we cherish free speech, is stupid in light of all the violence that has come about. One would surely not insight a tiger knowing what the result would be, then why insight a people that don't believe in free speech and act out violently?
Rui - Norcross

Would the Imam think that a more effective response to something you consider such an affront to what you hold sacred, would be simply not to dignify it with any response whatsoever?
Charles - Poland

No doubt we will be talking about this again tomorrow but we need your help.

Where do we go from here? What will put an end to this stream of violence? And how can relations between the west and the Muslim world be restored?

Keep sending us your thoughts and suggestions and we'll try and read them out on the programme tomorrow.

Kenyan hunger and more on the cartoon protests - Fiona - 1330 GMT

Plenty of ideas rolled out of the morning meeting but after careful (and lively) discussion and this is what we ended up with. But as ever, we are flexible to changing news and your feedback.

Danish flag being burned in Pakistan
Editor takes your calls

Today we are looking for a newspaper editor who has taken the decision to re-publish the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, despite the raging controversy around the world.

We want to put your questions to that editor. Were they right to publish or are they just inflaming an already volatile situation?

The recent violence and protests in some Africa countries mean we are also looking for opinion from those areas. Have you protested or boycotted products? Would you share your opinion with us on the programme?

Two debates are still up on the BBC website - How can cartoon crises be resolved? and Are the protests justified?

Kenya appeals for food aid

The government of Kenya has made a new appeal for $221m in emergency aid to help the 3.5m people suffering from malnutrition.

We want to get the views of Kenyans, Africans and from around the world about the growing food crises.

What can be done? Who should help and how?

Send us your views and contribute to the global conversation.

Back to Haiti

International monitors have praised the election in Haiti but three fatalities and dozens of causalities were recorded in crushes at polling stations or altercations with police.

Technical difficulties got in the way of our live discussion with voters in Haiti yesterday. We're trying to get in touch with our BBC correspondents in Port au Prince to organise that for today.

A tough choice

We also looked at the possibility of attitudes to homosexuals in Africa following the news that tabloid newspapers in Cameroon have been outing public figures in reaction to a Catholic bishop's Christmas sermon. A Producer is looking into it for later in the week.

We discussed facilitating a debate between Hamas voters and Israelis on the announcement that Hamas are ready to negotiate. With so much on the agenda we hope to return to that another day.

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