Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Turkish ban on YouTube lifted

The Guardian:

Turkish court lifts YouTube ban after online censorship protest

1. More and more cases of state censorship of YouTube posts are yet another case against optimistic claims regarding YouTube's potential for being a true Habermasian public sphere - free of political (and economic) restraints.

2. This case also shows (yet again) that states are not powerless in the globalized internet world.

3 On a bit more optimistic side, however, this case shows that there is a chance for civic actors to mobilize enough supporters and organize online protest tactics which seem to be working against online censorship of the state.

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