In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph, EU Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini said the charter would encourage the media to show "prudence" when covering religion.
"The press will give the Muslim world the message: We are aware of the consequences of exercising the right of free expression," he told the newspaper. "We can and we are ready to self-regulate that right."
If you remember, the entire purpose behind the original publishing of these cartoons was to test the climate of self censorship in the EU press regarding Islam. Well, it looks like EU beaurorats are gonna eliminate the need for future inquery by laying it right out there in the form of a code of conduct for their media. Not surprising, but appalling none the less.