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24 March 2014

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Erdogan Vows to ‘Wipe Out’ Twitter in Turkey

Turkey blocked Twitter last week – along with Google's public DNS service, used to circumvent the block. Nevertheless, Tweets out of Turkey appear to be on the rise.

21 March 2014

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As Elections Approach, Denial Runs Deep for Erdogan

Turkey's Prime Minister is calling for democratic elections in a democratic state. Meanwhile, media outlets are under attack, Twitter is blocked, and protester oppression is at an all-time high.

12 March 2014

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Netizen Report: Leaders at Odds Over Social Media in Turkey

This week, we look at allegations of public funding for Italian surveillance tech company Hacking Team, network interference in the Ukraine, and Facebook's likely new toy (drones!)

26 February 2014

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Netizen Report: Turks Protest, “Unfollow” President Over Censorship Law

This week's report looks at mass protests in both Turkey and Venezuela, Facebook fallout over WhatsApp, and a must-see hand-illustrated video on digital surveillance.

13 February 2014

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Netizen Report: #TheDayWeFightBack Edition

This week, we round up events around the globe that marked #TheDayWeFightBack anti-surveillance campaign and look at mounting pressure on indy media in Turkey and Venezuela.

11 July 2013

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Online and Off, Information Control Persists in Turkey

Government efforts to stifle unrest in Turkey in recent weeks has stretched beyond episodes of physical violence and police brutality into the digital world, where information control and media intimidation are on the rise.

10 June 2013

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VIDEO: Turkish Protests Filmed by the People, for the People

As the #OccupyGezi protests have surged, Turkish mainstream media has foundered, failing to cover the anti-government demonstrations for fear of retribution. Citizen journalists have stepped up to fill the role, reporting and filming so that the Turkish people and the world can see what's happening in the country.