Saturday, October 25, 2008

No internet freedom in Turkey; blogger.com banned

While the right of freedom of expression is provided for by both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Turkey banned blogger.com. The rights, as stated in those two declarations includes, with limited exceptions, the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas, regardless of frontiers. The international human rights framework provided by these instruments applies to communication on the Internet just as it applies to other forms of communication.

Blogger.com (blogspot) is world largest blogger hosting company.
No reason is given (as usual) for the ban.

Turkey is mentally corrupt; not its citizens and their representatives but judges are ruling this country.

To get around the ban, simple type unblockyoutube.org and scroll down on the page. There you will see a box. Replace youtube.com with your website, and you are back on your blog. But some features will not appear since Java scripts is not supported by this anti-ban web site. For example: I cannot upload images, some widgets can not be viewed, no spellings control etc. But at least I've access.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another constructive step towards the EU?
If they ban so easily over there, then we must stop directly any form of negotations.
Turkey breached every treaty they ever signed.
This is a shame.

Anonymous said...

Another constructive step towards the EU?
If they ban so easily over there, then we must stop directly any form of negotations.
Turkey breached every treaty they ever signed.
This is a shame.

Geert Jan Keutelaer said...

He, I am not anonym, my name is Geert Jan Keutelaer...weird....

Anonymous said...

The most annoying and frustrating problem at the moment!
Since yesterday Nihal's inspiration was lost:(

Stormy CrossRoads

Internation Musing said...

I understand..))
But never give up..))

Anonymous said...

Thanks Hans.
In the meantime, did you know the following?
I was reading the google's msg board about this ban, and see what's left by a reader:
''it's not only Turkey, also Georgia (Caucasus) is blocked now, because Georgian Internet goes mainly over Turkish Lines. PLEASE HELP ! ''
The problem is 2-times bigger than the current. I just try to hope the best about 'us'. Regards Nihal

Mick Hall said...

Outrageous is the word I am looking for, what small nasty minds these people must have, no mater how high they build their walls, we will fight to bring them tumbling down.

http://www.organizedrage.com/