09/10/2013 | Writer: Kaos GL
Transsick-o, an information blog on trans men, was censored on Monday evening by the Presidency of Telecommunication.
Transsick-o, an information blog on trans men, was censored on Monday evening by the Presidency of Telecommunication. An “administrative measure” was put in place against the blog that covers a broad range of topics on trans men issues and news that include health care, military, law, and coming out.
Impediments to Freedom of Expression for LGBTs Continue
Transsick-o said, “We see the closure of this information sharing website without any notice as an intervention to the freedom of expression.”
The male dating site Grindr
was banned a month ago in Turkey by “administrative measure.”
What is an Administrative Measure?
An administrative measure is a block on broadcast based on Law Number 5651 Regarding Crimes on the Internet
. If there is suspicion that the crimes below are committed on the Internet, the Presidency of Telecommunication can block the website without a court order and without notifying the site owner:
1) Encouraging suicide
2) Sexual abuse of children
3) Facilitating the use of drugs or stimulants
4) Procuring substances dangerous to health
7) Providing a venue and possibility for gambling
8) Turkish Law 5816 Against Insult to Atatürk