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Internet filtering postponed! Good news for the moment…

We got the news today that BTK postponed the proposed filtering system that would start on August 22. It is now to be expected to start on November 22. Although the official explanation is that they have listened to civil societal forces and are planning amendments, it might just be due to summer: New cabinet has just been established, people are on vacation and proposed system needs technical infrastructure….

 

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Demonstrators march during a protest against internet censorship in İstanbul May 15, 2011. They hold a banner reading “Hands off my Internet.” Photo: AA

Turkey backtracks on controversial Internet filtering plans

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