Siv Kristin Saellmann -- a popular TV news anchor in Norway -- was suspended from her job for appearing on the air with a cross on a necklace, the Pravda (Russian) website reports today (November 15, 2013).
Her appearance on the screen with a gold pendant -- decorated with black diamonds in the shape of a Christian symbol -- caused outrage among some of her viewers.
Members of the local Muslim community organized protests claiming that "a chain with a cross insulted Islam." They also said displaying the Christian symbol did not guarantee the impartiality of the TV channel.
Consequently, Saellmann was suspended from her duties, so as not to become a source of discord and legal action.