Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Turkey: Turkey sued over YouTube ban

Today's Zaman reports the Internet Technologies Association (İTD) has sued the government of Turkey at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) due to a ban on access to the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube, İTD President Mustafa Akgül announced on Monday.

Akgül said the decision by an Ankara court to ban access to the site in response to videos posted on the Web site deemed insulting to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, censors people's right to access Internet resources and media freedom in Turkey.


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