Vodafone Turkey goes with the Dark Side?

Update (27 May): Vodafone Turkey today released a press release stating that there was a misunderstanding. Here is the release in Turkish.


Serpil Timuray, Vodafone Turkey’s CEO, stated today that they support the State’s 22 August filtering regime. …

In other developments,

MÜYAP the copyright monsters, are forcing web publishers to sign documents like the one mentioned here.

In yet other developments, opponent websites have been cyber-attacked recently and more news below about the state of internet regulations in Turkey…

Cyber Attack Spread to Yüksekova News Site

The website of the Yüksekova News daily became the latest target for the time being in a series of cyber attacks on news wesites such as Birgün, bianet and Sol Haber.

I want freedom, I must be a sick porno freak

by HDN
It is sometimes hard to defend your own opinion because the powerful put great pressure on you, but the government’s Internet censorship is giving people the courage to protest.


Left-wing web sites attacked

by ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires
A number of left-wing Internet news portals, including Birgün, Bianet and Sendika.org, were attacked Tuesday by unknown hackers.

The problem with Internet filters

Last week, on May 15, thousands of people, mainly in İstanbul, took to the streets to protest a new system of filtering the Internet. According to the demonstrators, the directives that will come into effect on Aug. 22 will place Turkey among the world?s top Internet censoring countries.

Turks stand up to internet censorship – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

The FINANCIAL – OSCE: “Internet filtering and changes to press law further limit media freedom in Turkey”

Censorship: EU vs Turkey’s 138 internet domain name ban

by cafebabel.co.uk

Rated ?partially free? in the reporters without borders freedom index, Turkey is the European country with the highest amount of domain name bans. The Turkish telecommunications directorate list of ‘expurgatorial words’ – for example, you can’t use the word for sister-in-law (Bildaz) – was sent to web hosting companies on 28 April. In the EU there are less amusing comparisons


Turkey Protests New Internet Filters

by Sarah Kessler

Country-Wide Protests: “Don’t Touch the Internet”

Tens of Thousands of people took the streets in 31 Turkish provinces on 15 May to demonstrate against the “Draft Bill on Rules and Procedures of the Safety of Internet Use”. The draft law will be enforced on 22 August.


Turkey: Protests Against Internet Censorship

by Veronica Khokhlova

Vimeo user Firat Yıldız posted a short video of the May 15 rally in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue, where thousands of people gathered to protest the new internet filtering system, to be introduced in Turkey on Aug. 22

Turkey Protests New Internet Filters

from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU
Turkey?s communications watchdog is going to require Internet service providers to offer consumers four choices for filtering the Internet that would limit access to many sites.

Denmark: Controversial Law Re-Introduces Border Control

by Maria Grabowski

Danish nationalist right wing party, The Danish People?s Party (Dansk Folkeparti/DF), recently announced the re-introduction of controls at the country’s borders with Germany and Sweden. The centre-right minority government in Copenhagen capitulated and the proposal went through.


Les Turcs dans la rue pour dénoncer la censure d?internet


Le Progrès (France)

lundi 16 mai 2011, p. IG5

Dans une trentaine de villes de Turquie, des milliers de manifestants sont descendus dans la rue pour protester contre la censure à laquelle sont soumis les sites internet dans ce pays. A Istanbul, près de 5 000 personnes ont investi l?avenue Istiklal, principale artère commerçante de la ville, en scandant « Turquie libre, Internet libre » ou encore « Tayyip, ôte tes pattes de mon Internet », faisant référence au Premier ministre Recep Tayyip Erdogan.




from Medyatava.com
T24 Genel Yayın Yönetmeni Doğan Akın, 23 soruda “internette sansür? suçlamasına neden olan “filtre” uygulamasını inceledi…

BEDÜK – Sansure Karsi | Yasaklamak Yasaktir

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