March 23, 2014
Why Turkey Banned Twitter
David Kenner, Foreign Policy
The Associated Press
While Turkey's press is legally free, it is also controlled. Erdogan's government has imposed billion-dollar fines on media holdings hostile to the government, issued blunt instructions to editors about how to tailor their coverage, deported critical journalists -- and when all else fails, thrown reporters in prison, transforming Turkey into the world's leading jailer of journalists.
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