Tag Archives: YouTube

Orwell in Translation: Turkey’s New Spy Law

One step forward, three steps back.  That, sadly, has been the direction of Turkey’s human rights record of late. On the plus side, a wave of individuals associated with the KCK who had been held in pre-trial detention for years … Continue reading

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“Twitter Trial” in Izmir

Coming in the context of repeated efforts by the Turkish government to block social media outlets, the next hearing of the Izmir “Twitter Trial” is receiving international attention.  The case involves 29 men and women on trial Twitter messages they … Continue reading

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Twitter ban lifted, but the dangers remain

Using hashtags like #TekrarHoşgeldinTwitter (welcome back Twitter), the news that the Turkish government had finally lifted the ban on twitter came across my desktop this afternoon. I don’t think I was the only one who sighed in relief.  Though the … Continue reading

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More internet censorship in Turkey

A few days ago it was twitter.  Today Turkey has blocked Youtube.  As Amnesty’s researcher on Turkey, Andrew Gardner, says, “The Turkish government appears to be itching for pretexts to close down websites because of their capacity to mobilize dissenting … Continue reading

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