Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Turkey May Soon Ban Some Website For Content

Turkey may soon be censoring some websites under a new bill. The draft legislation would allow such censorship if the websites "insult" the founder of the modern Turkish state, Kemal Ataturk, or question the founding principles of the state. How easily such legislation, should it be passed, could be harmonized with EU norms of freedom of speech is a question for much debate. Read more here.

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