Food company tries to censor news website’s old reports about union dispute

first_img News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is outraged that Yörsan, a privately-owned dairy products company, is threatening to sue the news website if it does not withdraw archived articles that reflect poorly on the company. The site could be closed if it refuses to take down old reports about union action taken by 400 Yörsan employees in 2008.“This kind of judicial blackmail is a real problem,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Few journalists dare to criticise private sector companies or financial groups for fear of reprisals. We urge the Turkish courts not to tolerate Yörsan’s censorship attempt, which could set a dangerous precedent for the online media.”The press freedom organisation added: “The company seems to think it has a right to draw a veil over the past. In reality, this is an aggressive public relations initiative designed to suppress records of an industrial relations dispute that is not good for the company’s image.”Yörsan’s lawyer wrote to on 20 May asking it withdraw the articles within two days under Law No. 5651 on the Suppression of Crimes Committed by Means of Online Publications. Claiming the articles did not “conform to the current situation,” the letter said their availability through search engines or in the website’s archives threatened the company’s “brand value” and “financial reputation.”Article 9 of Law 5651 says: “Anyone who believes their rights are being violated may ask the content provider to withdraw the offending content (…) The content provider or access provider must carry out this request within two days. If the request is refused, the matter can be referred to a police court within 15 days (…) If the court so rules, the penalty for offenders is from six months to two years in prison.” In a statement issued yesterday, ruled out any possibility of complying with Yörsan’s request. “If this company is so attached to its brand value, it should respect the union rights that are guaranteed by the constitution. We will not withdraw any of the articles that have been posted on our site since its launch in August 2007.” News Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia June 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Food company tries to censor news website’s old reports about union dispute News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News to go furthercenter_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 quick thoughts as Syracuse comes back, holds on late in win over Eagles

first_img Published on January 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse scared its fans for the first five minutes Tuesday night before slapping aside Boston College, 69-61 in front of 23,781 in the Carrier Dome. Here are three things I saw that I think you should too.1. Boeheim calmRather than take his normal arm-crossing, jacket-flapping perch in front of the Syracuse bench, Jim Boeheim started out the game sitting down. His Orange had a simple task in shutting down Boston College’s offense.A pair of early blown defenses briefly brought him to his feet and he eventually took up his normal position. But his players also quickly showed he only had so much to worry about in this game.2. No plan B(C)Once Syracuse started jumping the Eagles’ ball screens and cutting off the passing lane to the corners, SU had started winning and only stopped with basic breakdowns late.Boston College wasn’t getting any dribble penetration. The top of the zone was sealed. On the rare occasions the Eagles got angles for entry passes their bigs weren’t getting past Chinonso Obokoh or Rakeem Christmas.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBy crunch time, BC’s offense had been reduced to swinging the ball and waiting-hoping for late rotations. The Eagles weren’t getting open unless the Orange let them.3. Obokoh-kayA week and a half ago, after Chris McCullough tore his ACL, Boeheim said Obokoh needed to play defense and rebound when he was asked about the sophomore center’s offensive role.He did just that against BC, making his first appearance since Jan. 11. And in a career-high 16 minutes Obokoh did just that, limiting Dennis Clifford and Will Magarity while snagging four rebounds.Obokoh is still largely absent on the offensive half of the court — he sets decent screens — but with Christmas in foul trouble and ultimately fouling out, he was far from exposed. Commentslast_img read more