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Turkey blocks popular URL shortener due to 'technical error'

Turkey blocks popular URL shortener due to 'technical error'

Turkey's digital freedoms record has taken another blow with a ban on the popular link shortening service, bit.ly. An official told daily Hürriyet that the brief ban was due to a 'technical error,' but more than 77,000 websites remain blocked in Turkey.

Comment(s) 4/18/2015

Journalist receives jail sentence for 'liking Erdoğan insult'

Journalist receives jail sentence for 'liking Erdoğan insult'

A local journalist in Turkey 'liked' a remark criticising President Erdoğan on Facebook. He said he deleted it in 30 minutes, but the court convicted him with a suspended jail sentence

Comment(s) 4/4/2015

Dutch journalist acquitted of ’terror’ propaganda

Dutch journalist acquitted of ’terror’ propaganda

A Dutch journalist tried on a charge of disseminating "terrorist propaganda" was acquitted by a Turkish court on April 13

Comment(s) 4/13/2015

Turkey’s LGBTI community celebrates landmark ruling

Turkey’s LGBTI community celebrates landmark ruling

A ruling by a local court in Turkey has likely set a new precedent in the protection of the rights of LGBTI people

Comment(s) 4/2/2015

Turkey's fresh ban pushes social media giants to remove content

Turkey's fresh ban pushes social media giants to remove content

Turkish authorities have blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over their initial refusal to remove photos of a prosecutor who was taken hostage by militants in Istanbul. In eight hours, all three social media giants complied with the court ruling and Ankara revoked the ban.

Comment(s) 4/6/2015

Banning journalism

Banning journalism

In an editorial on April 3, daily Hürriyet responded to Turkish PM Davutoğlu’s accusations and sanctions on the media

Comment(s) 4/3/2015

Google search engine threatened with Turkish ban

Google search engine threatened with Turkish ban

A Turkish official said that Google had removed the images of the slain prosecutor which the court deemed illegal

Comment(s) 4/7/2015

Media coverage of Istanbul’s hostage crisis banned

Media coverage of Istanbul’s hostage crisis banned

A hostage situation in an Istanbul courthouse has led to another gag order for Turkish media

Comment(s) 3/31/2015

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