#unblockturkey Fight for the future Activists speak out against “censorship & surveillance in Turkey”

Posted on March 20, 2014


Stop Spying and Censorship in Turkey message from advocacy group ‎
Help support activists in Turkey who are fighting to keep free speech alive. The government of Turkey just passed a draconian new Internet law that censors …

Dear Fight for the Future member,

Urgent: We need your help to fight censorship and surveillance in Turkey.
The government of Turkey recently passed a draconian new Internet law that allows bureaucrats to censor websites and block social media accounts. Worse, it forces ISPs to retain every Internet user’s web history for 2 years and be ready to hand it over to authorities whenever they ask. Thousands have taken to the street to protest, but they’ve been met brutal attacks by riot police, tear gas, and water cannons.

We’ve spent late nights thinking about this and talking to people on the ground, and we came up with a plan to disrupt the government’s censorship system and protect people from spying while they fight this oppressive law. We’re working with a group of academics, activists and journalists in Turkey and we’re ready to move. The tools are ready, the plan is laid out, but we need your help to make it possible.

Click here find out how we’re going to fight spying and censorship in Turkey, and what you can do help.

That page explains the whole campaign. We’re writing quickly now — since we’re also hard at work on our next campaigns around NSA spying and net neutrality — but we hope you’ll check out our plan to help activists in Turkey and consider contributing if you can.

More soon,
-Tiffiniy and Evan
Fight for the Future