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Formal Legal Notice Sent to the Legal Representatives of Twitter Inc

A Formal Legal Notice through a Notary Public has been sent by Law Professors Yaman Akdeniz & Kerem Altıparmak on 20 January 2015 for the termination of Twitter’s corporate practices that are in violation of human rights in Turkey.  A copy of the formal legal notice may be accessed through the below link: http://cyber-rights.org.tr/docs/Twitter_ihtar_ENG.pdf

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Internet blocking practices a concern, access is a human right, says OSCE media freedom representative at launch of OSCE-wide study

Internet blocking practices a concern, access is a human right, says OSCE media freedom representative at launch of OSCE-wide study – Representative on Freedom of the Media 08.07.2011 VIENNA, 8 July 2011 – The Internet should remain free and access should be considered a human right, said the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović at the presentation…


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OSCE media freedom official to present report on Internet content regulation – Representative on Freedom of the Media

OSCE media freedom official to present report on Internet content regulation – Representative on Freedom of the Media VIENNA, 6 July 2011 – Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, will hold a news conference on Friday, 8 July, to present a new study on government efforts to regulate the Internet in the OSCE area. The study,…


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Turkish Internet filtering plan ‘unconstitutional,’ experts say

Turkish Internet filtering plan ‘unconstitutional,’ experts say – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review Wednesday, May 4, 2011 ERISA DAUTAJ ŞENERDEM ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News A plan to require Internet users in Turkey to choose one of four content-filtering packages is unconstitutional and violates the right to freedom of expression, legal experts and civil-society groups have said. ‘[Turkish authorities]…


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TİB’s ‘forbidden words list’ inconsistent with law, say Turkish web providers

TİB’s ‘forbidden words list’ inconsistent with law, say Turkish web providers – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review Friday, April 29, 2011 ERISA DAUTAJ ŞENERDEM ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News The TİB sent a list of 138 words Thursday to Turkish web-hosting firms, urging them to ban Internet domains that include such words. The TİB sent a list of 138…


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138 Words Banned from the Turkish Internet

Bianet: 138 Words Banned from the Internet The Telecommunication Communication Presidency banned 138 words and terms from the internet. The list also includes words used in everyday life. The number of access bans is expected to increase; also food home delivery sites or football supporters’ clubs will be affected. Ekin KARACA, ekin@bianet.org Istanbul – BİA News Center 29 April 2011,…


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Hurriyet Daily News: European court asks Turkey to explain its Internet bans

Hurriyet Daily News: European court asks Turkey to explain its Internet bans Wednesday, March 9, 2011 ERISA DAUTAJ ŞENERDEM ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News A European court has asked Turkish authorities to explain their use of the country’s law to ban websites, responding to applications by two complainants who say the bans violate their right to freedom of expression. ‘Users…


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Index on Censorship: Fighting political internet censorship in Turkey: one site won back, 10,000 to go

Index on Censorship: Fighting political internet censorship in Turkey: one site won back, 10,000 to go Fighting political internet censorship in Turkey: one site won back, 10,000 to go – 04 Mar 2011 With the enactment of Law No. 5651 in May 2007, Turkey has become the land of internet censorship, argues Dr Yaman Akdeniz In January 2010, an OSCE…


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OSCE Study on Internet Content Regulation

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, The Representative on Freedom of the Media (November 2010): Preliminary Report: Study of legal provisions and practices related to freedom of expression, the free flow of information and media pluralism on the Internet in the OSCE participating States. This preliminary report has been commissioned by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom…


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Facebook team examining options ahead of possible Turkish ban – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

Facebook team examining options ahead of possible Turkish ban – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review Monday, October 18, 2010 ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News ‘Our policy guys are working on it,’ says Trevor Johnson, Facebook’s Strategic and Planning Department chair responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL Facebook’s policy team is working on various…