Blog 03

YouTube Censored In Turkey

2008-June-01
UPDATED....
2009-October-16

2009-November-09
2010-September-29

YouTube provides a platform for anyone to post a video about anything. Many companies now use YouTube to promote their products and even TV companies use their services. Millions of websites link to their videos hosted on YouTube.

A very small number of individuals in Greece have succeeded in forcing the Turkish Courts to place a ban on anyone in Turkey being able to view YouTube directly from the Internet.

It is indeed a sad day when just a few people can restrict the freedom of millions of others.

There are of course ways of accessing YouTube from Turkey but it requires time and effort.

If Turkey really wants to join Mummy Europe, then it must realize that just because someone says something or writes something it doesn't automatically mean that anyone is going to listen. And even if they do, knowing what other people are saying and thinking at least provides an opportunity to present counter arguments, which if legitimate and morally sound will win popular support.

2011 saw the censorship of YouTube in Turkey being rescinded, whatever was wrong in now apparently right.

"The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it." -- John Gilmore

UPDATED....
2009-October-16

UPDATED....
2009-November-09

UPDATED....
2010-September-29
Over two years have passed and this absurd ban is still in place, you may find some solace here: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2007/03/howto_evade_tur

Internet censorship seen liable to World Trade Organization challenge
GENEVA
(Reuters) - Censorship of the Internet is open to challenge at the World Trade Organization as it can restrict trade in services delivered online, a forthcoming study says.
[Full Article]

Turkey has been a member of the WTO since 26 March 1995.

If you're unable to view a website from where you are because of 'tommynoddyism', try adding this to the end of the 'unavailable'URL [after .com, .net etc]:  .nyud.net:8090

YouTube Censored In Turkey
2008-June-01
UPDATED....
2009-October-16

2009-November-09
2010-September-29

 


 

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