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Turkish Parliament Passes Draconian Internet Control Legislation

World  (tags: Internet, censorship, Turkey, freedoms, society, corruption, dictatorship, Tayyip Erdogan, freedom of expression, access to information, investigative journalism )

- 1867 days ago -
Despite vociferous opposition from civil society groups, Turkey's parliament adopted a new internet censorship bill yesterday, which was roundly criticized as an assault on freedom of expression, access to information, and investigative journalism.


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Angelika R (143)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 3:49 pm
if you've not yet Signed the PETITIONS please do so now!

ACCESS petition
(see also David ńs post for the latter> )

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 6:38 pm
So predictable...signed-thx Agelika

Angelika R (143)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 7:13 pm
Erdogan was in Berlin just on Tuesday, fishing for votes for elections in summer. Ms Merkel did not give him an overly friendly welcome nor any such good bye either. She also choked his hopes for soon joining EU or even negotiations. Without security all around him and quarters blocked, some eggs from the less loyal Turkish community here may have decorated him.

Vallee R (280)
Friday February 7, 2014, 12:51 pm
Can't figure out where to put my e-mail -

Vallee R (280)
Friday February 7, 2014, 12:58 pm
Well I tried and says my JavaScript isn't working but in content says OK - ????

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:06 pm
Noted. Thanks, Angelika. Signed the Access petition. Had the same trouble as Val R. (above)....said my JavaScript isn't working. But, I didn't click the link, and checked and JavaScript is working fine as usual. So, there seems to be a problem here. My son said not to click the JavaScript link that pops up....

Roger G (148)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:10 pm
noted, thanks

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:12 pm
Turkey used to be a progressive democracy but under the present govt, its turning the country into an islamic state.

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:17 pm
Signed already, thanks.

Angelika R (143)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:42 pm
strange but at least you signed the access one. I did have the same issue with avaaz in all browsers and skipped that one. My best guess is that somehow this site was manipulated by perhaps turkish hackers on command to stop gaining sigs. Never mind, I just posted the article anyway, petition links added as extra.
I think there will now, after the law went in effect, be more petitions out to repeal it. Thanks all anyway!

Angelika R (143)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:43 pm
@ Madhu-I'd choose yet another name /title for what it is on a way being or already has become!

marie C (163)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:33 pm
Yet another reason why they should not be in the EU
It is all very on top for show in Turkey

Past Member (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:21 pm
Sorry, Avaaz petitions require javascript to be enabled in your browser. Please turn on javascript and try again. (Here are some instructions on how to turn on javascript)

Everyone's having the same problem...hmmm, I'm able to sign all other Avaaz petitions with no problem. Thanks Angelika. I'll try the ACCESS link..

Past Member (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:24 pm
Thanks for taking action to protect human rights and a free interent in Turkey!

Angelika R (143)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:31 pm
Not sure if it was originally set up in turkish and something goofed with the translation, not getting recognised fully or correctly for their different characters, thus diplaying this google message for java, no idea, really.Unless as speculated above, some intentional manipulation. You can see that last signatures were added months ago-something obviously changed there.

Angela J (61)
Friday February 7, 2014, 7:22 pm
Not surprised.

Yvette Jordan (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 8:55 pm
my neighbor's sister-in-law makes $64/hour on the computer. She has been laid off for five months but last month her paycheck was $21329 just working on the computer for a few hours. visit this site right here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



Angelika R (143)
Friday February 7, 2014, 9:07 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 2:09 am
Noted. Spam flagged.

Jordan G (37)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 5:20 am
Surprised at what's taking hold in Turkey, but perhaps that's the problem.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 3:49 pm
Noted and signed. TY Angelika

Melania P (123)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 5:45 pm
Already signed... So unfair!

S├╝heyla C (234)
Monday February 10, 2014, 10:16 pm
Thank you Angelika for sharing

Michael A (28)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 10:56 am
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