Join the protest against Internet censorship in Finland on 2008-03-04!

Due to recent steps taken by Finnish authorities towards weakening Freedom of Speech, a demonstration will be held outside Eduskuntatalo/The House of Parliament in Helsinki.

On Tuesday 2008-03-04 12:30 PM preparations will begin outside Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the protest in scheduled to begin at 1 PM outside the Parliament. The protesters will attempt to bring attention to the blatant misuse of a recently passed, poorly prepared and unconstitutional law encouraging Internet Service Providers to “block ‘child pornography'”, using a horribly inaccurate an unlawfully maintained blacklist of sites prepared and maintained by the National Bureau of Investigation.

Further information about the demonstration can be found at http://sensuuri.info/english.

I’ve previously written entries about issues related to Internet censorship in Finland in English, Finnish and Swedish.

A screenshot of the generic Finnish Internet censorship message

The image above is a screenshot of the generic Finnish Internet censorship message (click to see the image in its full size).

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