Today we walked from Taksim Square to Galatasaray in Istkklal street. Once again, I thought that we are not alone, and it was not a simple crowd. A good team was there from our limited cybersphere but it was not enough.
As we saw today, it was also a ?conscious meet up? against the censorship with so many users and owners of websites and organizations.
Through the walking, the aim was about to improve and correct the policy of internet which was given from our government.
The internet censorship was narrowed in scale and still some of the people are thinking that this is the ethical structure in our country. We are trying to find a solution to this censorship in this decade and on the other side we have to survive with the artificial rules of law.
Today, lots of people wanted the government to hear their voice again.
We were not silent and also tried to reach the president Abdullah Gül via twitter with this hashtag.
@cbadullahgul Biz Taksim?deyiz. Siz neredesiniz? #sansur?
But, even though we had 450 twits in 1 hour with #sansur hashtag, we were not on the list of trending topics in Twitter..
Think about it. If more than 6000 websites and accesses are blocked in one country and also this number increases day by day, who can keep quiet and sit around? Faithfully I say that we can protest this arbitrary censorship practices and public misinformation ?5651? times.
An edit: Did you hear the the uncensored version?
?tiny butterfly? song that we sang…
p.s. also check out: http://sansurekarsiyuruyus.wordpress.com/ for more photos and reviews…
media coverage can be found here.
good photos here.
El Mundo’s coverage.
In Indian news:
Hurriyet Daily News: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=judiciary-in-conflict-with-free-internet-demand-2010-07-18
BANNERS could be downloaded here:
Times of India
ISTANBUL: Over 2000 protesters marched in Turkey’s largest city Istanbul against strict internet censorship in the country. The protesters were demanding
Southeast European Times
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Hundreds of activists gathered in Taksim Square on Saturday (July 17th) to demand freedom of speech and the right to access information …