this was written in the middle of summer 2011…


An attempt to understand what the proposed internet filtering system means

by Erkan Saka


Erkan Saka
Assistant Professor, Istanbul Bilgi University, School of Communication

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As of March 2011, Reporters Without Borders would include Turkey on its 2011 list of 16 countries “under surveillance” (the less serious of two Internet censorship lists that it maintains). At the moment, nearly all Internet traffic passes through Turk Telecom?s infrastructure. With the filter proposal (to be implemented by August 22) of BTK (Information and Communication Technologies Authority), which is the central regulatory body over internet in Turkey, not only the infrastructure but also the web content could centrally be controlled……………………..

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