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Ankara is tightening its grip even further over the media in Turkey with a new law increasing its censorship powers over online content, threatening both ... At the same time, building on earlier restrictions introduced in 2014, the body will be able to demand the removal of content or the restriction of access ...
If they were, they would have refrained from controversial legislation introducing new restrictions on use of the Internet in Turkey. The law regulating video and audio broadcasts online was approved in the Turkish Parliament on March 21 with the majority votes of the ruling Justice and Development Party ...

The sale of one Turkey's largest media conglomerates to a pro-government businessman is being seen as the ruling AKP party strengthening its control of the ... “People follow not only local produced news media on (the) internet, but also Turkish broadcasts by the BBC, VOA and DW, as news sources.
A law regulating video and audio broadcasts online has been approved in the Turkish Parliament. As a result of the omnibus bill adopted by parliament late on March 21, service providers planning to publish broadcasts on the internet must get a broadcast license and transmission authorization from the ...
These middleboxes were found to be hijacking internet users located in Egypt who were using unencrypted (http) web connections. The users were then re-directed to content that generated revenue, such as cryptocurrency mining scripts and affiliate adverts. Further investigation by The Citizen Lab found ...
Turkey's Constitutional Court recently annulled a legislative provision which allowed the president of the Turkish Information Technologies and ... 2017, the Constitutional Court annulled Article 8(4 ) of Law number 5651 Regulating Internet Broadcasting and Prevention of Crimes Committed by Internet ...

In a statement Thursday, the service's provider, Proton Technologies AG, said that it became aware of connectivity problems for Turkish users on Tuesday and has since concluded there's no technical glitch. “Internet censorship in Turkey tends to be fluid so the situation is constantly evolving,” Proton said.
“The type of DNS blocking that has been performed against ProtonMail very much fits the modus operandi of the Turkish government's online censorship efforts,” the company said. ProtonMail also published advice on how to bypass the blocking of its site in Turkey, using either VPN services or by changing ...
The Draft Law on the Amendments to the Tax Laws and Certain Laws and Decrees ("Draft Law"), recently submitted to the Turkish Parliament, introduces highly significant restrictions in relation to internet broadcasting. Pursuant to the new Article 29/A to be added to Law No. 6112 on the Establishment of ...
Later that year, researchers at Symantec's Norton division found that Turkey had the largest number of total “bot” infections in the world, with internet users in the country plagued with 18.5 percent of all of the bots across the EMEA region. These facts revealed how bots were being regularly used to infect ...
ISTANBUL — Having already brought Turkey's mainstream media to heel, and made considerable headway in rolling back Turkish democracy, the ... Just three days after the government announced its campaign against Mr. Oktar, it introduced an expansive set of new internet restrictions that would affect ...
And in January 2017, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan praised Trump for berating a CNN reporter during a live news conference. Erdoğan, who criticized the network for its coverage of pro-democracy protests in Turkey in 2013, said that Trump had put the journalist “in his place.” Trump returned ...
Last week, in a separate case, a court handed down a life sentence to Altan for attempting to topple Turkey's constitutional order in the failed July 2016 coup attempt through ... The online newspaper Ahval announced that Turkish authorities blocked access to its website form Turkey-based internet servers.
Turkey's communications ministry barred access to Ahval in the country citing Law 5651, introduced by parliament in February 2014 to regulate Internet ... President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government has been criticised by the European Union and international human rights groups for censorship of the ...
ISTANBUL, Turkey - The Turkish government is looking to expand its control over the internet and social media, leading to concerns that it intends to deprive independent journalists of their last refuge – and more broadly to censor programming that differs from its own world view. A draft bill submitted to ...
We in Turkey can no more think of the internet as a tool for free and unlimited access to information without thinking of censorship. We have reached a point where no one finds the blocking of new websites strange, in fact they are surprised when some have not yet been blocked. Censoring the internet is ...
The sentences come as Turkey has increased its crackdown on dissent amid its ongoing offensive against Kurdish groups in Afrin, northern Syria. Free press advocate the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged Ankara to scrap a draft bill that would “expand internet censorship.” The parliament's ...

Turkey's Interior Ministry announced on January 29 that authorities had arrested and detained 311 people that it had identified as having made social media comments criticizing Turkish military efforts to push a Kurdish militia out of Syria's northern Afrin region. Among the detainees, who authorities say ...
The Turkish Constitutional Court recently ruled that blocking access to certain articles and columns on an online aviation news site infringed the website owner's constitutional rights regarding freedom of expression and press. It noted that in a democratic and constitutional state, prohibitions and restrictions ...
Eva Glawischnig, former Austrian Green Party leader, has taken Facebook to the court in an attempt to censor what people around the world read about her on Facebook. (Photo: ... Closer to home, Turkey's president has aggressively pursued legal action against his critics in Germany and Spain. Even in ...
President Donald Trump (right) reaches to shake Turkey's President Tayyip Erdoğan's (left) hand before a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd ... The winner of the Tightest Grip on Media was President Xi Jinping of China for using a combination of censorship and internet control, in a country that is ...
While internet outages are a relatively rare occurrence in the United States, this is not the case for many around the world. In fact, internet access is far from a given in many parts of the world. Politically-motivated restrictions to internet access are on the rise globally. Barely a week goes by without news of ...
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the BBC Persian service are all banned in Iran, which has one of the strictest internet censorship policies of any country in ... In November 2016, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp were taken offline in Turkey while leaders of Kurdish opposition were arrested and detained.
Turkish citizens will now be able to apply for Chinese visas online, Ankara's ambassador to Beijing stated on Jan. 3. “Chinese visa applications for citizens of Turkey have been changed to an appointment system via the internet as of Jan. 1. The obligation to obtain an invitation from the Chinese authorities ...
Internet content is neither “open” nor “equal” when Facebook, Twitter, and Google themselves are guilty of censoring or throttling information and material ... autocratic Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan through such mediums as Twitter, is facing a four-year prison sentence in absentia in Turkey, a sentence ...
Internet content is neither “open” nor “equal” when Facebook, Twitter, and Google themselves are guilty of censoring or throttling information and material ... autocratic Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan through such mediums as Twitter, is facing a four-year prison sentence in absentia in Turkey, a sentence ...
The world's largest democracy has shut down the internet 124 times since 2012—over half of them in 2017 alone. Authorities cut off internet access 65 times during the past year, more than double the number of times (31) in 2016, as per internetshutdowns.in. The website tracks the blocking of internet in ...
An Istanbul court on December 18 ordered Turkish-German dual citizen Meşale Tolu, who worked in Turkey as a translator for the socialist Etkin News ... Arslan said that blocking the website and Wikipedia was in keeping with the law on internet censorship, and to prevent "sexual harassment of minors, [the ...
In a particularly Orwellian example of the arguments for “Net Neutrality,” the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times preemptively complained that the Federal Communications Commission's Dec. 14 repeal of the two-year-old rule “sacrifices the free and open Internet on the altar of deregulation.” In fact ...
Russia, Turkey, the Philippines and a growing list of other authoritarian regimes, as well as China and its existing “Great Firewall,” are similarly demanding their own versions of the internet. That includes forcing tech companies to store data held on local citizens in servers located inside these countries to ...
SESTA, along with its companion bill in the House of Representatives, the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA, because we must have cute acronyms at any cost), is straight-up internet censorship, an open and undeniable threat to the “free and open Internet.”.
Therefore, protecting the freedom of the Internet depends on giving it back its “light touch” enjoyed for the decades before the FCC's regulations in 2015. That will ensure we can avoid the dangerous pitfalls of Internet regulation and censorship like we see in China and Turkey, cutting human rights ...
Turkish authorities have blocked access to the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia. No official reason was given, but local ... Turkey Blocks, an organization that monitors internet censorship, said an administrative order blocked all language versions of the online encyclopedia. Several major internet ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Turkish court in Istanbul on Tuesday sentenced five veteran journalists to prison sentences ranging from 18 to 45 ... seized businesses, and put more restrictions on the use of the Internet and freedom of expression,” the Freedom House report said about incidents in Turkey last ...
Shutter the newspaper, pressure the broadcast chief, install an official censor at the publishing house. Or, if push came to shove, hold a loaded gun to the announcer's head. This actually happened once in Turkey. It was the spring of 1960, and a group of military officers had just seized control of the ...
The freedom of expression advocacy group Article 19 and online database V-Dem compiled data from 172 countries between 2006 and 2016, rating each based on their levels of internet censorship, harassment and intimidation of journalists, media bias and corruption, and other indicators. Turkey, Egypt ...
Media freedom around the world has fallen to the lowest level for at least a decade, according to a study that shows journalists are threatened by government censorship, organised crime and commercial pressures caused by the growth of the internet. Turkey has experienced the biggest decline in freedom ...
Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn called Pai's rule change “a cornucopia full of rotten fruit, stale grains and wilted flowers topped off with a plate full of burnt turkey.” She said the so-called Restoring Internet Freedom Order “would dismantle net neutrality as we know it by giving the green light to our ...
If the internet is any indication, Thanksgiving requires a lot of prep. ... Rather, the days before Turkey Day should clearly be spent preparing ... It's also a kickass move to ask your guests about dietary restrictions and let the ...
Instead, it's Turkey's public broadcaster TRT, which has quietly begun to target U.S. .... a questionable history of press freedom, and active internet censorship. And it didn't exactly help TRT World's image that Turkish president ...
In 2015, the FCC voted to regulate internet service “to protect the open ... grains and wilted flowers topped off with a plate full of burnt turkey.”.
We thought the internet was going to be great for equality, freedom, and ... to detect, it is more difficult to combat than other types of censorship, such as ... "Meanwhile, in Turkey, reportedly 6,000 people have been enlisted by ...
A study of Internet freedom in 65 countries found 30 governments ... due to stepped-up online censorship, a new law cracking down on ... Other countries also increased their efforts to censor and manipulate information, the report said. ... of a brutal drugs crackdown, and Turkey's use of an estimated 6,000 ...
But in the age of the internet, social media has become the front line in the ... year, due to stepped-up online censorship, a new law cracking down on anonymity ... their efforts to censor and manipulate information, the report said. ... of a brutal drugs crackdown, and Turkey's use of an estimated 6000 people ...
Around the world, freedom on the internet appears to be breaking down. ... their mobile internet service or added restrictions on live video streaming. ... Ukraine, Egypt and Turkey had the greatest one-year losses of freedom. ... Kelly said “One of the reasons why we are seeing greater restriction is precisely ...
The US-based think tank Freedom House, which has listed Turkey in his newly ... have been blocked to prevent users from accessing censored content.” ... “Turkish users increasingly rely on internet-based publications as a primary ... The report underlined major trends in restriction of Internet were listed ...
Maintain your security and get around government censorship ... Nowadays, internet restriction is commonplace across Turkey. ... not to mention circumventing the aforementioned content restrictions. ... although Turkish servers are fairly scarce in the VPN world, so any local servers are a definite boon.
Still, we got this Periscope, despite UN censorship which continues. ... Public Information post vacated by corrupt censor Cristina Gallach, Inner City ... on Africa and technology with no mention of the Internet cut-off in Cameroon), ... On Press Freedom, there are still no UN rules and evictions and restrictions remain in place.
Russia has its Internet Research Agency, a trolling operation controlled ... the "keyboard army," while in Turkey the 6,000-strong "White Trolls" pollute the ... difficult to combat than other types of censorship, such as website blocking, ... Overall, only 23 per cent of the internet is classified as "free" by Freedom ...
Internet Censorship in China: How the Middle Kingdom Blocks the Web ... We'll also give you an idea on how to circumvent the Chinese censor. .... started exporting its particular brand of press hostility to Turkey, while in the ...


 

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