Category Archives: Surveillance State

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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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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Edward Snowden – Ossietzky of our time

Norwegian PEN awards the Ossietzky Prize 2016 to the whistleblower Edward Snowden. This year it is 80 years since the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Carl von Ossietzky, an event that we commemorate by holding the award ceremony in 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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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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PEN calls on governments to safeguard freedom of speech after Charlie Hebdo attacks

On World Press Freedom Day, PEN International (and a long list of global press and free expression organisations – all names available from 30th April) remembers those journalists who were murdered in the January attack on Charlie Hebdo’s offices and … Continue reading

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Turkish Government Approves “Censorship Bill 3.0”

Turkish government has tried repeatedly over the course of years, to pass restrictive bills that suggest draconian measures to interrupt free flow of information on the internet, thus legalize censorship. Year after year a new bill has been drafted and … Continue reading

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Sansür ve gözetim başka Charlie Hebdo saldırılarını engeller mi?

Fransa yaşanan terör saldırıları sonrası çareyi “vatanseverlik yasası” ve sansür & gözetim uygulamalarında arıyor, fakat sorunun temeline inilmedikçe büyük bir entegrasyon sorunu kaçınılmaz. (Orjinali AGOS’ta) Son günlerde gerçekleşen ve toplam 17 kişinin ölümüyle sonuçlanan saldırı olaylarını kınamak için, 11 Ocak … Continue reading

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Facebook Censors Turkey’s Anti-Racist Initiative DurDe -Again!

(Original on Revolution News)   Facebook has long been a major player in the field of activism for many people in Turkey. In a country where traditional media is highly regulated and is subject to active censorship, social media platforms … Continue reading

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“Exit-Visa” Requirement for Turkish Architects and Engineers

Turkish Union of Engineers’ and Architects’ Chambers (TMMOB) have been a driving force behind social movements in the last couple of years. Starting with the Gezi Park protests, TMMOB has been well known by almost everyone in Turkey as well … Continue reading

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