CHP lawmaker broadcasts critical Parliament session live on Ustream
ANKARAA main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker live-streamed an extraordinary session at the Turkish Parliament on corruption allegations targeting four former ministers after the broadcast on of the debates were cut on Parliament TV on March 19.
The session was marked by a heated argument between opposition lawmakers and the deputy parliamentary speaker over the full reading of the summary of proceedings.
As the discussions moved on, Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Sadık Yakut of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) said that the live broadcast would stop at 7 p.m. local time, but the internet broadcast would continue on the Parliament’s website.
However, CHP deputy Melda Onur also started to stream the session live with her own camera on Ustream, which was highly popular among activists during the Gezi Park protests last June when most televisions failed to report the news in the streets. Onur's livestreaming attracted more than 70,000 viewers:
Live streaming video by Ustream