European challenges: defending journalism, protecting informants


"Defending journalists in danger: solidarity, support and protection". This was the title and the topic of the conference that the European Center for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF ) – a consortium of which OBC Transeuropa is a founding member – organised in Leipzig on October 5th. An opportunity for international dialogue on a wide-ranging topic such as freedom of expression in the Internet age.

Turkey, a pirate Wikipedia against censorship


Wikipedia remains blocked in Turkey, but activists have created the pirate website to keep contents available. According to Turkish daily Hurriyet, it is a mirror website that has copied all Wikipedia contents in Turkish and English. The pirate website is said to be completely independent from the Wikimedia Foundation.