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Turkey restores access to social networks after images pulled

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were functioning normally in Turkey on Tuesday after Ankara lifted a ban it imposed on them over images of a Turkish prosecutor killed in a hostage standoff...

8 Apr 2015

TURKEY

YouTube working in Turkey again

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey has finally lifted a controversial ban on YouTube, days after the country's top court ruled that it breached the right to free speech.

4 Jun 2014

TURKEY

Despite court verdict, YouTube remains blocked

ANKARA, TURKEY: Popular video-sharing site YouTube remained blocked in Turkey over the weekend despite the country's top court ruling that the blanket ban contravened the right to free speech.

2 Jun 2014

TURKEY

Turkey keeps YouTube ban in place despite court orders

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey's government said it would keep its block on YouTube in place despite two separate courts ordering the ban be lifted.

11 Apr 2014

TURKEY

Turkey labels YouTube leak a pre-election 'plot'

ANKARA, TURKEY: Turkey vowed action on Friday against the source of a bugged recording of a security meeting on Syria leaked on YouTube, labelling it a conspiratorial "plot" ahead of key local elections.

1 Apr 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

70 journalists killed in 2013

Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.

31 Dec 2013