Category Archives: Censorship

dokuz8NEWS at Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) in Valencia

As complexity of restrictions escalate targeting digital rights & liberties and free expression online, the people struggling against them also develop new strategies globally, and they have got together in Spain’s Valencia to share experiences, interact and respond to such … Continue reading

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Anonim tarayıcı TOR yeni yönetim kurulunu belirledi

Sansür ve gözetime karşı maskeleme hizmeti sunan ve anonimlik yöntemi olarak kullanılan tarayıcı TOR, proje ekibinde skandal süreci aşarak yeni koordinasyon ekibini belirledi. Daha önceki proje geliştiricisi olan Jacob Appelbaum’un cinsel istismar suçlamaları nedeniyle istifası istenirken, Shari Steele yeni direktör … Continue reading

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Turkey Arrests 3 “Academics for Peace” Signatories

Over 1100 academics from 89 universities in Turkey had gathered in a meeting hall in Taksim, Istanbul on the 11th of January, to compile a declaration calling for peace. The original text demanded Turkish government to end the “siege” in … Continue reading

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Assailants of Turkish Journalist Change Statements, 3 of 4 Get Freed

A prominent Turkish anchorman of the critical news network CNNTurk and columnist for critical daily newspaper Hurriyet, Ahmet Hakan had been subjected to a brutal attack by four men recently. The assailants had then quickly been caught and taken to … Continue reading

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Freedom of expression charities urge UK Foreign Secretary to speak out on Turkey’s arrest of journalists

(1 September 2015) Freedom of expression charities have written to UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond urging the UK to speak out publicly in defence of freedom of expression following the arrest of two British journalists in Turkey under terror legislation. The … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Digital Crackdown on Media, Censors Hundreds of News Sites

Turkey recently started a new digital crackdown on critical and independent media. However, Turkish government has been involved in ‘online security’ policies as far back as 2007 with the law numbered 5651, Law Regulating Digital Publications which has very quickly … Continue reading

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2.899 Libraries Closed Down in Turkey in 2014

Turkish Statistics Institute has declared numbers on reading materials and libraries for the year 2014, and the numbers do not look bright. According to the statistics, 2.899 in Turkey have been closed down in the year 2014 and number of … Continue reading

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İzlandalı ‘Korsanlar’, Dine Hakaret Yasası’nı kaldırdı

Uluslararası kuruluşların tavsiyesi üzerine gündeme gelen dine hakaret yasaları, İzlanda’da iptal edildi. Önerge Korsan Parti İzlanda’dan geldi. (Orjinali AGOS’ta) 2006 yılında İsveç’te dijital haklar ve hürriyetler için, telif karşıtı bir hareket olarak doğan ve Türkiye dahil pek çok ülkeye yayılan … Continue reading

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Avrupa, manzara fotoğraflarını yasaklamayı tartışacak

Belçika’daki yasalar nedeniyle, ‘Atomium’ heykelinin önünde çekilen bir fotoğraf, kamusal alanda paylaşıldığı zaman karartılıyor. (Orjinali AGOS’ta) 9 Temmuz tarihinde Avrupa Parlamentosu’nda tartışılacak yeni bir düzenleme ile Avrupa çapında manzara ve kültürel eserlerin fotoğraflarının paylaşımına yasak getirilebilir. Avrupa Parlamentosu’nda Korsan Parti … Continue reading

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May Day Battle in Istanbul

The city of Istanbul has been turned into a battlefield by the AK Party government once again on the May Day protests. An unnamed curfew has been declared; Prime Minister Davutoğlu stated “there is no prohibition of the May Day, … Continue reading

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