Showing posts with tag: Censorship

Two Countries May Block Eurovision’s Bearded Lady

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 10 May 2014. Sexuality, music and censorship: it is Eurovision 2013 all over again. However, this year the players are different. Citizens of Russia and Belarus petitioned to their national broadcasters to censor the Eurovision song contest 2014 due to an “abnormal appearance” of the singer Conchita Wurst (representing Austria). Vitaly Milonov, St. […]

Twitter Hires Lawyer Against Turkish Government

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Istanbul, 22 March 2014. Twitter has taken action against the Turkish government’s blocking of access to it and hired a lawyer expert in litigations related to cyberlaw as daily Hurriyet online reports. Lawyer Gonenc Gurkaynak has confirmed that he was meeting with officials from Turkey’s Telecommunications Authority (Tib) in Ankara on behalf of […]

Turkey Blocks Twitter, After Turkish PM Erdogan Vowed ‘Eradication’

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Istanbul, 21 March 2014. Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to close down the social media platform as daily Hurriyet online reports. “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of […]

Turkey Must Consult with EU over Internet Censorship, Judiciary Laws

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Brussels, 12 February 2014. The EU on Monday said Turkey must agree to a preliminary assessment of its pending legislation before accession negotiations can begin. Also Read: Germany Sets New Conditions for Turkey’s EU Membership Ankara ”must commit to preliminary consultations with the European Commission on all laws dealing with the accession process as […]

Finland Moves to Block Wikipedia Donations

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 9 February 2014. The Finnish National Police Board has sent an official request to Wikipedia to clarify its present fundraising activities in Finland. Should the Finnish police is not satisfied with the clarification, it will have the power to move to shut down Wikipedia Finland’s donation activities in Finland. The Wikimedia is a nonprofit charitable […]