facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Turkish Parliament approves Internet censorship law

Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:16 AM   |   Comments

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Turkish Parliament approved of a new law that allows government entities to block access to websites, a move critics say is a violation of human rights. 

The law allows the transportation, maritime affairs and communications minister to block websites without first obtaining a court order, Today's Zaman reported Wednesday.

The Telecommunications Communication Presidency will also be authorized to block a website if there is a request concerning the violation of the right to privacy.

The Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen's Association said the new law could pose problems in preserving human rights.

Critics said the new law could prevent dissidents and citizen journalists from sharing information about social or political activity, the newspaper said.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
3
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
4
New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley
5
Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback