Introducing Turkish Cybersphere (6)- Cinema related blogs, Censorship news and more…

Nominations for Turkish Blog Awards Turkish Blog Awards started.

Check out an interview (in Turkish) with Hasan Yalçınkaya, a pioneer in Turkish blogger…

An ambitious Football Manager online game, Efsane Ol [Be a Legend], in Turkish is launched here. I guess I will start playing, too:)

Two old time bloggers:

News.Az – 23 Kurdish hackers arrested in Turkey

Turkey’s Internet Laws “Under Surveillance”

from Istanbul Calling by Yigal Schleifer

Reporters Without Borders has just issued its latest list of “Internet Enemies,” looking at countries where online activity is monitored, restricted or punished…..
You can read RSF’s report on Turkey here.

Turkish Reporters Unite to Protest YouTube Ban

from MediaShift

The Turkish courts banned YouTube in May 2008, and now a new protest campaign launched by the editorial team of the Milliyet newspaper is drawing attention to how long the country has been prevented from using the website.

The initiative, which was was launched on February 19, is not the first campaign of this type. But it’s notable because previous protests came from the blogosphere and, as a result, did not receive international coverage. The current ban is the fourth such action by the Turkish courts since 2007; hopefully, this campaign will draw attention to this policy of censorship.

Web Access a Fundamental Right

from Turkish Politics in Action by Ragan Updegraff

In a BBC poll, 90% of Turks surveyed expressed their belief that the access to freely surf the Internet was a fundamental right, more than any other European country. Yet, the Turkish government is one of the most restrictive in the world when it comes to Internet freedom (see past posts on Internet freedom.)

Statistics on web censorship in Turkey here.

Start TV opened up its video archive.

2,5 million Turks are registered to online relationship sites.

Anti Capitalist Ads contest here.

Two fanzine archives:

Hayalet Gemi

bloggers who do film reviews (VIA): Benay Gavazoğlu and Ahmet Türkan

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