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For the record; Netflix gave in to censorship by canceling a show to be produced in Turkey…

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2020 at 20:50

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The ruling party’s media head has said he believes that “Netflix will be more sensitive towards the Turkish culture with deeper cooperation.
A Turkish censorship row breaks out after a writer says her show was axed over a gay character.
Netflix has opted to stop filming a series set in Turkey, a day before shooting was to begin, over a row that it featured a gay character. The Financial Times, quoting Turkish website Altyazi Fasikül, says that officials refused a filming permit for.
Human Rights Watch – Jul 27, 12:00 PM

(Istanbul) – The Turkish government’s efforts to introduce new powers to control social media will greatly increase online censorship, particularly in light of the country’s poor record on freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said

 

The New York Times – Marc Santora – Jul 29, 2:11 AM

Turkish lawmakers on Wednesday morning passed legislation that would give the government sweeping new powers to regulate content on social media, raising concerns that one of the few remaining spaces for free public debate in the country could fall

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