YouTube blocked for more than a month is an “unacceptable” act of censorship

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News April 28, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation to go further News June 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 YouTube blocked for more than a month is an “unacceptable” act of censorship April 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img The blocking of access to the video-sharing website YouTube in Turkey since 5 May as a result of orders issued by three Ankara magistrate courts is “unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said today“YouTube is not the only file-sharing site that is blocked in Turkey,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Official decisions of this kind to censor the Internet constitute serious violations of freedom of expression and information. Turkish Internet users can no longer share their videos with the outside world or view other people’s videos. We reiterate our appeal to the authorities to act judiciously by asking YouTube to remove the offending videos. Blocking the entire site is unacceptable.”An Ankara magistrate court issued orders on 24 and 30 April for the blocking of YouTube without giving its grounds for these decisions. Another Ankara magistrate court issued a similar order on 5 May. YouTube representatives have said the website’s editors have taken the necessary steps to withdraw the offending videos that appear to have prompted these decisions. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit The photo-sharing website Slide has been inaccessible since 25 March as a result of a court’s decision in Çivril (southwest of Ankara) that was prompted by “photos and articles considered insulting to Atatürk.” Google Groups, Google’s discussion site, has been inaccessible since 10 April as a result of an action brought by religious leader Adnan Oktar claiming he was defamed in comments posted on the site.Law 5651 on “the organisation of online publications and combatting offences committed by means of such publications,” in force since November 2007, enables prosecutors to block access to websites within 24 hours if their content is deemed liable to incite suicide, pedophilia, drug usage, obscenity or prostitution or violate a law forbidding any attacks on the memory of the Turkish republic’s founder, Atatürk. Follow the news on Turkey The blocking of access to the video-sharing website YouTube in Turkey since 5 May as a result of orders issued by three Ankara magistrate courts is “unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said today Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en last_img read more

Helping Deserving Students A Service To Society; Hope Political Parties, Leaders, Industrialists Etc Would Lend A Helping Hand: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesHelping Deserving Students A Service To Society; Hope Political Parties, Leaders, Industrialists Etc Would Lend A Helping Hand: Madras High Court Sparsh Upadhyay28 Nov 2020 7:57 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Friday (20th November) expressed hope that Political Parties, Leaders, Cinema Stars, Industrialist, Cricketers and Wealthy People would adopt Medical College Students, who have been admitted in Government Colleges. The Bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi further observed that “helping the deserving students is a service to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Friday (20th November) expressed hope that Political Parties, Leaders, Cinema Stars, Industrialist, Cricketers and Wealthy People would adopt Medical College Students, who have been admitted in Government Colleges. The Bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi further observed that “helping the deserving students is a service to the Society.” Court’s further observations It may be noted that the Tamil Nadu government on September 15 had unanimously passed a bill in the state assembly to provide 7.5% reservation in undergraduate courses in medicine, dentistry, Indian medicine and homoeopathy for government school students who clear NEET. In this context, the Court said, “The students from marginal sections alone are opting to get admission in the Government Medical Colleges. Those children, who get admitted in Private Medical Colleges under the Government Quota, may not be in a position to pay the amount of Rs.4 lakh approximately per year.” Therefore, the Court further said, “We expect that the Government shall ensure that the eligible students should not discontinue their M.B.B.S. course for want of resources. The Government shall also ensure that the eligible students pursue their M.B.B.S. Course and in the event that the Government is inclined to provide helping hand to the eligible students, who are incapable of paying the fee, an undertaking shall also be obtained from the students for their services in rural areas.” The Court also noted that on seeing the News items with regard to the lack of resources for paying Medical College fees by a daughter of coolie, “Mr.Veera Kathiravan, learned Senior Counsel, who is practising before this Court, voluntarily himself adopted the said girl to pay the entire fees for the Medical Course.” The Additional Advocate General, appearing for respondents 2 to 4, sought time to get instructions “as to what are all the facilities going to be given to the students, who have been admitted under the Government Quota in Private Medical Colleges, as the fee is going to be paid at least Rs.4 lakhs per year.” Case title – M. Grahambell v. The Chairman Committee On Fixation Of Fees In Respect Of Self Financing Professional Colleges and others [WP (MD) No.16455 of 2020]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more