Håkon Høydal

Journalist
Verdens Gang

Håkon F. Høydal is an investigative journalist working for the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang (VG).
Since 2013 he has investigated the world of online child abuse, in collaboration with his colleagues Einar Otto Stangvik and Natalie R. Hansen.
In 2015 they published the three part documentary ‘The Downloaders‘, where they identified men both from Norway and the rest of the world who downloaded child abuse material. The documentary received the ONA Award in USA.
Last year, they uncovered a secret police operation on the darknet against the largest child abuse forum, a story that was quoted around the world.
Høydal has also covered the drug war in the Philippines, forced marriages of girls in Iraq, and the new rise of psychedelics.

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