Watchdog slams Turkey for blocking YouTube, again September 21, 2007Posted by grhomeboy in YouTube.
Tags: video sharing, YouTube
A journalist watchdog group criticized Turkey yesterday for ordering a ban on accessing the video-sharing website YouTube because of clips that allegedly insult the country’s leaders.
A court in the eastern city of Sivas on Wednesday ordered the country’s telecommunications company to block access to the popular website because of a video insulting Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, as well as President Abdullah Gul, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the army. It was the second time Turkey has blocked access to YouTube.
“Blocking an entire website because of a few videos is a disproportionate measure,” the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said.