Turkey: Dailymotion blocked

Access to the french video-sharing website Dailymotion.com has been blocked in Turkey since August 2nd 2008. According to Erkan Saka, an Istanbul-based blogger, “the decision to ban the site came without any explanation.”

This is the second instance of a popular video-sharing website being blocked in Turkey. YouTube was blocked on and off over videos deemed insulting to the country’s founding father, Kemal Atatürk.

A similar situation is found in Tunisia where both video-sharing websites, Dailymotion and Youtube, are made inaccessible.


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