immac

Senior Member Has-Been
Should Turkey Trust Its People ?
I suppose the best you can take from this is that they are embarrassed by their own behaviour to the extent that they try to hide it from foreign press.

It shows the shallowness of the banning policy if they don`t have the courage to face up to what they do.

Ian
 

ceemac

Shake It Baby...
Should Turkey Trust Its People ?
Is it as straightforward as these two papers would have us believe though?

On the surface at least, it appears that the govt is not always responsible for the bannings. YouTube was closed down by a judge after a request was made to him by an organisation whose aim is the protection of Ataturk, and MySpace was closed down after a legal request was made by a group that defends copyright material.

So it appears that anyone objecting to anything illegal occurring on an internet site can ask for it to be closed down.

That's my understanding of things at least.


C
 

immac

Senior Member Has-Been
Should Turkey Trust Its People ?
Yes, you are correct. One person able to convince one judge can have a site blocked.

Presumably whoever decided to allow journalists access was breaking the law.

Ian
 

carolk

R.I.P
Should Turkey Trust Its People ?
I suppose the best you can take from this is that they are embarrassed by their own behaviour to the extent that they try to hide it from foreign press.

It shows the shallowness of the banning policy if they don`t have the courage to face up to what they do.

Ian

I agree Ian. This is not about trust its about control and they should be embarrassed and are embarrassed or, they wouldn't be trying to fool people.
 
Should Turkey Trust Its People ?
its not just the internet, the press has been curtailed as well as tv channels,school books and some organisations.
There are several journalists and writers on trial at the moment.
İt is the repressive laws 301 and 288 among others..that allow people to make complaints to the courts and effect a ban....

'' Human rights activists are concerned about article 288 of the TCK, which forbids "Attempting to influence fair judgment," and article 19 of the Press Law, which penalizes journalists for "Influencing Judgment...this is a quote from an article in Bianet.
 

GnD

Member
Should Turkey Trust Its People ?
What I find among all this banning of youtube etc is that EVERY time I go to an internet cafe I get the girls a computer while I get my emails and each time is the same for every computer.

As you type, the girls go straight to hotmail and for me its here, facebook or my emails. Regardless of what you type previous entered addresses come up and its all porn sites! The young boys on these computers can only be around 10 or 11!!!!!

So with all these rules who are they preventing/protecting.

Debbie
 

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