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Turkey: YouTube block breached human rights law

Date: 2015-12-01


Author: IDFI

Posted Category : Local NGO representative,Governmental institutions,Other social networks,Restricted/Blocked/Denied,Turkey,Europe,

Turkey violated the European human rights law by blocking access to YouTube for more than two years.The European Court of Human Rights called it "a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights." The court found that the applicants, Serkan Cengiz, Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altıparmak, all academics in different universities, had been prevented from accessing YouTube for a lengthy period of time and that, as active users, were denied the right to receive information and ideas. The court also observed that YouTube was a single platform which enabled information of specific interest, particularly on political and social matters, to be broadcast and citizen journalism to emerge. more