The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) strongly condemns the Turkish government for amending a law that tightens internet censorship. The law, which now grants the Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) extensive powers to block access to websites without a court order, comes on the heels of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul on 2-5 September 2014.
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Beyond the “invisible work” of network support for the ngo.ro community, the StrawberryNet team has implemented an ICT education project for students aged eight to ten.
The decline of freedom of speech in Bulgaria is no surprise, with the country steadily receiving record low ratings within the EU from Freedom House, Reporters Without Borders and other international watchdogs.
As a part of “our Take Back the Tech!
Over the past few years, Macedonia has seen a backslide in democracy and human rights, including the swift enactment of a repressive new Media and Defamations laws.
APC expresses concern over the Turkish government’s decision to block access to Twitter in the country. We are particularly concerned in the light of Turkey being the host country of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum, a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet.