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ERIC Number: ED507379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Internet Censorship in Turkey: University Students' Opinions
Ozkan, Hasan; Arikan, Arda
Online Submission, World Journal on Educational Technology n1 p46-56 2009
The aim of this paper is to study university students' opinions toward online censorship with references to their socio-political and economic variables. Considering the upwards trend and the increasing number of online restrictions in Turkey, the opinions of university students (n=138) are thought to give significant findings. The questionnaire aimed to collect data on some chosen aspects of censorship which are internet access regulation by legal authorities, online pornographic content, websites distributing illegal and crime related information and the political and religious aspects of the internet censorship. The findings about these four basic aspects toward the online censorship revealed that despite the high proportion of approval, participants have a confused and inconsistent attitude towards the issue especially within the application and the idea of censorship. In a broader aspect, the findings can be interpreted as a sign of university students' insufficient knowledge and understanding towards the current situation and the possible future of online censorship in Turkey. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey