This video from Turkey says about itself:
Taksim Gezi Parkı Direnişi 2. Gün / Resistance Against Destruction of Taksim Gezi Park, Day 2.
Not only in Greece, where the “center” Right government shuts down public television, is there governmental media censorship.
Also in neighbouring Turkey.
From Hürriyet in Turkey:
TV watchdog fines live streaming of Gezi protests for ‘harming development of children, youth’
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has fined a number of channels, including Halk TV, for “harming the physical, moral and mental development of children and young people” by broadcasting coverage of the Gezi Park protests.
Ulusal TV, Cem TV and EM TV were also among the fined networks.
Halk TV, in particular, has gained unexpected popularity over its 24-hour live streaming of events around Istanbul, at a time when many mainstream media outlets gave little coverage to the ongoing protests.
The channel had been previously warned by RTÜK about a video clip the regulator deemed to be humiliating to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Major television stations such as CNN Türk and the public broadcaster TRT are reporting little or nothing [about the protests]. At the height of the protests in the [Taksim] square CNN Türk broadcasted a documentary about penguins. Therefore, the penguin became the symbol of censorship.
Beautiful penguins don’t deserve to be abused for ugly censorship.
What Turkey should tell us about tear gas: here.
Turkish riot police brutally attacked protesters to clear Taksim Square yesterday afternoon in Istanbul, arresting hundreds of protesters, while Washington signaled continuing support for the Islamist regime of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan: here.
- Everywhere is resistance: social media and the Turkey protests (thirdspacesblog.wordpress.com)
- What do #occupygezi Protesters Want? My Observations from Gezi Park (technosociology.org)
- How Social Media Forced Turkish News Organizations To Change Course (fastcompany.com)
- Turkish Media Censorship (ireport.cnn.com)
- Media censorship in Turkey (ireport.cnn.com)
- EU data privacy champion hits out at Turkish attempts at social media censorship (siliconrepublic.com)
- Turkish people’s resistance against governmental authoritarianism (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Arrested for tweeting in Turkey: The social media machine of the #Occupygezi movement (digitaltrends.com)
- In Regard to Media Censorship and Police Terror in Turkey (ireport.cnn.com)