Tag Archives: Censorship

Turkey’s abyssmal HR record draws global attention

As 2013 draws to a close and the world takes stock, it is clear that Turkey’s appalling human rights record is gaining global attention. Below are three of the stories in the international media that caught my eye this past … Continue reading

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The site that you are attempting to reach…

So… apparently internet access to our newsletter is currently blocked by court order in Turkey…  our thanks to Cemal, Belgin, and Nazan for calling this to our attention.  We don’t know the reason, or even whether we were specifically targeted … Continue reading

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One minute….

It is more than just a moment of high political theater in Turkey’s recent history.  It is also approximately how long it will take you to make a real contribution to protecting freedom of expression in Turkey. One voice is … Continue reading

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Take action! Call on Turkey to Decriminalize Dissent and Offer Real Reform

This Spring promises to be a historic one for Turkey and its citizens.   Yesterday, jailed PKK leader, Abdullah Ocalan, called for a cease fire as part of his on-going negotiations with Turkish authorities. [Look here for Amnesty’s statement in response … Continue reading

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ECHR Again Finds Turkey Guilty in Press Censorship Case

Guilty again. The European Court of Human Rights has found Turkey guilty of violating Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for suspending the publication and distribution of nine newspapers and magazines in 2008 and 2009.

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Human Rights Watch highlights on-going concerns in Turkey

Human Rights Watch, in its newly issued 2013 World Report, has highlighted some of the most serious human rights issues in Turkey, including attacks on freedom of expression, assembly, and association, violence against women, and excessive force by security services.

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A chip in the wall of Turkey’s internet censorship

Restriction of internet access can constitute an attack on freedom of expression. This was the conclusion of the European Court of Human Rights today, when it ruled that Turkey had violated the rights of plaintiff Ahmet Yildirim under Article 10 … Continue reading

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