Swedish Censorship Team


The Swedish government took steps that led to the shut down of a Web site that posted a cartoon of Islam founder Muhammad. SD-Kuriren, the newspaper of the Swedish Democrats political party, printed the cartoon to protest censorship and asked readers to send in their own cartoons. But Levonline, which hosts the newspaper's Web site, subsequently took down the site after discussions with the foreign ministry and police. Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds called the cartoons a "provocation." The SD-Kuriren site is still available from a backup server.