Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Turkish court bans YouTube access

Turkish court bans YouTube access


Access to the popular video-sharing website YouTube has been suspended in Turkey following a court order.

The ban was imposed after prosecutors told the court that clips insulting former Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had appeared on the site.

According to Turkish media, there has been a "virtual war" between Greek and Turkish users of the site, with both sides posting insulting videos...

1 comment:

sillybahrainigirl said...

Thanks Ben for drawing attention to such draconian practises which in essence mean declaring an open war on freedom of speech and curtailing the tools available for the progress of citizen journalism! Kudos!