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The Alternative Informatics Association released its yearly report about the Internet in Turkey. Entitled “State of the Art Report of the Internet in Turkey – 2015,” the report is dedicated to the memory of Özgür Uçkan, who passed away in 2015. He was a founding member of the AIA and a devoted defender of rights and freedoms on the Internet. He was also one of the key contributors of the previous reports.

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The 2015 report contains the following headings:

Media Activisim, Citizen Journalism, Alternative and Independent Media
Digital Surveillance at Internet Environment
Hate Speech and Discriminative Discourse at Internet Environment
Trolling and Cyber Bullying
Free Software in Turkey
Online Art Practices in Turkey
Media Literacy and New Media Literacy

State of the Art Report of the Internet in Turkey 2015
https://yenimedya.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/state-of-the-art-report-of-the-internet-in-turkey-2015/

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Turkey again far above all other countries in Twitter removal requests

Twitter released the removal request report for the second half of 2015. Like the previous periods, the removal requests from Turkey was again far above all other countries. 450 of the total number of 486 removal requests by court orders (93%) and 90% of the tweets withheld were from Turkey in this period. Although Turkey occupied the first rank in the removal requests from government agencies, the number of such requests were only slightly higher than in Russia.

Twitter Transparency Report
https://transparency.twitter.com/removal-requests/2015/jul-dec

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