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Stop Balkanizing the Internet

(2) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 10:59 AM

The government of Ethiopia has announced a ban on the use of a wide range of Internet communication services. According to reports, the draft Telecom Law criminalizes the use of Skype and other Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. Violators face a high financial penalty or a 15...

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Could NATO's Second-Largest Army Be Run by Terrorists?

(27) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 4:33 PM

Turkey's former chief of staff recently walked out of a courtroom in protest of what he considers a sham trial against him. He has been imprisoned for months. So are the former heads of Navy, Air Force and Gendarmerie, as well as deputy chief of staff and hundreds...

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Stop Digital Arms Trade From Western Countries

(3) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 4:20 PM

Today, the EU imposed sanctions on 3 members of Syria's electronic army: a new and important step, but what about the corporate actors? While both the United States and the EU have imposed sanctions on Syria and Iran, the use of Western made technologies to crack down on people flourishes...

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Europeans and Americans Should Freely Urge Turkey to Respect Free Speech

(22) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 11:22 AM

A polarized debate on fundamental freedoms is waging in Turkey. This
debate further intensified after the recent arrests of journalists following
a court order that criminalizes the possession of a yet unpublished book.
Soon after the arrest of the book's author, journalist Ahmet Şık, Turkish...

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