Turkey should ‘reform or abolish’ Internet law: OSCE

[AFP] Turkey should “reform or abolish” its Internet law, which “limits freedom of expression … (and) severely restricts people’s right to access information,” the European security body OSCE said Monday.In a new report, the Organization for Security and Cooperation found that 3,700 Internet sites were currently blocked in Turkey, including YouTube, GeoCities, and Google sites.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/turkey-should-reform-or-abolish-internet-law-osce-20100119-mh11.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/turkey-should-reform-or-abolish-internet-law-osce-20100119-mh11.htmlAlso see:Turkey urged to stop blocking 1,000s of Web sites [AP]
An official of a 56-nation security and human rights organization says Turkey should abolish or reform a law allowing it to block around 3,700 Internet sites.Miklos Haraszti of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, says Web sites inaccessible in Turkey include YouTube, GeoCities and some Google pages.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/turkey-urged-to-stop-blocking-1000s-of-web-sites-20100119-mh0c.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/turkey-urged-to-stop-blocking-1000s-of-web-sites-20100119-mh0c.htmlTurkey blocking 3,700 websites, reform needed: OSCE [Reuters]
Europe’s main security and human rights watchdog said on Monday that Turkey was blocking some 3,700 Internet sites for “arbitrary and political reasons” and urged reforms to show its commitment to freedom of expression.Milos Haraszti, media freedom monitor for the 56-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said Turkey’s Internet law was failing to preserve free expression in the country and should be changed or abolished.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/18/AR2010011801590.htmlTurkey blocking 3,700 websites, reform needed: OSCE [Reuters]
Europe’s main security and human rights watchdog said on Monday that Turkey was blocking some 3,700 Internet sites for “arbitrary and political reasons” and urged reforms to show its commitment to freedom of expression.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/18/AR2010011801590.html

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