The 16th Turkey Internet Conference was held in Izmir last week. Internet censorship and filtering were the themes of more than 100 activities. A free internet was the common demand of internet users and technology developers.
ECHR judge Karakaş said that among all member states of the Council of Europe, Turkey was the country in the worst situation considering press freedom and freedom of expression. Turkey is the country with the most convictions ruled by the ECHR in this area.
16 November 2011, 03:00-05:00pm
İstanbul Bilgi University, Dolapdere Campus Cinema Hall
Alternative Information Technologies Association applied to the Council of State for the cancellation of central Internet filtering system!
Alternative Information Technologies Association applied to the Council of State for the cancellation of central Internet filtering system which will be enforced by Turkish Telecommunication Authority, Information Communications and Technology Agency (ICTA) by November 22nd 2011.
The first report on the situation of children that compares all 30 member states of the OECD revealed that Turkey ranks in the bottom row regarding health, environment, education and the financial situation of children in Turkey.
100 NGOs who believe in the necessity of a civil, pluralistic, equalitarian, libertarian, democratic, participatory and ecological constitution held a march to Turkish Grand National Assembly. A symbolic model of a Constitution was left in front of the Assembly and demands were revealed out to law makers.
After a research period of one and a half years, the Flying Broom Association now presented the results of their project and research "Chid Brides: Victims of Destructive Traditions and Patriarchal Social Heritage" at parliament.
On the World Children's Day 2011, a part of the children in Turkish prisons is still being kept in adult prisons and there are still reservations on "language rights and cultural identity" as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Turkish Parliament made access to the LGBT sites of KaosGL and LambdaIstanbul more difficult. Due to the "family package" of the new internet filter, access is only admitted after filling in an online form and disclosing personal data.
The number of women murders in Turkey increased by 1,400 percent within seven years. As far as divorce cases are concerned, 85 percent of all applications in Istanbul are related to violence.