NEWS
Anti-censorship site shut down
19 Feb 2008
BY PADRAIG REIDY

Finnish blogger Matti Nikki is facing an investigation into whether he aided the distribution of child pornography. The anti-censorship campaigner’s website, on which he published a list of over 1,500 websites that have been blocked by the Finnish authorities, has itself been closed down.

Authorities in Finland have had the right to block foreign sites that contained child pornography since late 2006. However, Nikki’s site is located in Finland, and does not itself contain any pornography. Of the sites he has listed, only two are known to contain images of children.

Read Matti Nikki’s full account here

Padraig Reidy

Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms and a columnist for Index on Censorship. He has also written for The Observer, The Guardian, and The Irish Times.
Padraig Reidy

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