>Internet Censorship in Turkey

>Today when thousands of blogger.com users tried to log on to their blogs or millions blog reader tried to read their favorite blogs saw this: were unable to do so.

Today when thousands of blogger.com users tried to log on to their blogs or millions blog reader tried to read their favorite blogs saw this:

Apparently a judge in Diyarbakır decided it was for the good of Turkish people to deny them to access to blogger.com as well. It is good to talk whether to regulate the content on the internet or not and how to do it if necessary. But to deny access to a whole nation is ridicules.

There are over 1000 internet websites that are not accessible from Turkey; Youtube, Kliptube and Geocities among them.

These bans show clearly that the law makers and law enforcers are still not capable to grasp, why freedom of speech is important to the well being of a nation, why government based bans and filtering of internet is failing, why trying to ban internet makes you look stupid and finally how internet works. I personally think that it is good that they do not understand how internet works or otherwise I would not be able to write this.

I sincerely hope that the power of free speech will prevail in Turkey but it will be long and hard struggle.

Because of the banning of blogger.com by Turkish Government I may not be able to post and update regularly. I am sorry for this inconvenience.

One Response to >Internet Censorship in Turkey

  1. studiumurbis says:

    >Keep up the good work of naval reporting that you do, and good luck with your effort to avoid internet filtering. You should know that you have at least this one regular reader, and probably many more.studiumurbis, Rome.

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