WordPress.com blocked in Turkey

22Aug07

As the//web//list now posts other stuff as well as theweblist.net news here is our first “other” blog post yay…

Thanks to the WordPress.com homepage we have found out that the whole WordPress.com domain has been blocked in Turkey. In my brief reading of the blog post on the official WordPress blog it seems that someone has been saying things about a particular person residing in Turkey. This person in Turkey has taken the case to a Turkish court and now the domain is blocked. I won’t go into my views on the situation as I don’t know enough, however the censorship has raised some interesting issues about Internet free speech, blogging, and censorship by governments.

Find the official blog post here: http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/08/19/why-were-blocked-in-turkey/

Oh and if you hadn’t noticed our blog is powered by WordPress.com and therefore is also now banned in Turkey.

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4 Responses to “WordPress.com blocked in Turkey”

  1. 1 Gaz

    And we want this country in the EU why? In 50 years they may be ready.

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