· August, 2007

Stories about Turkey from August, 2007

Thailand: WordPress.com blocked

  27 August 2007

Thailand blockpage (TOT – Telephone Organization of Thailand): This screen shot was taken by Prachatai.com when access to the popular blogging platform WordPress.com has been blocked (August, 22th, 2007):“Sorry. TOT Plc., as an organization of Thai people, has restrained the access to this website as it contains content, text, and/or...

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Turkey: wordpress.com ban inspires firestorm of criticism

21 August 2007

Turkey blockpage (screen shot of the blocked WordPress.com) “Access to this site has been suspended in accordance with decision no: 2007/195 of T.C. Fatih 2.Civil Court of First Instance.”(Source: National Blockpages Gallery | Global Voices Advocacy Blog) Matthew Mullenweg, founding developer of the popular WordPress blogging platform, has received a...

Turkey blocks popular blogging platform WordPress.com

18 August 2007

The popular, and free, blogging platform WordPress.com has been blocked in Turkey and those who are trying to visit it are seeing this message: “Access to this site has been suspended in accordance with decision no: 2007/195 of T.C. Fatih 2.Civil Court of First Instance.” “I didn’t realize Turkey had...

Blogging for Kurds’ human rights

  3 August 2007

Young bloggers from across the Middle East have joined forces to fight for the human rights of their Kurdish brethren: “Our first target is the media which is necessary for Kurds to voice their opinion, thus we are petitioning to unblock these voices, at least on the internet, our only...

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