Spreaker Issues Statement in Support of OccupygeziRadio’s Defiance of Turkish Censorship


“Twitter of Audio” thwarts censorship

San Francisco (June 6, 2013) — As Turkey’s Prime Minister misguidedly blasted social media as the “…Worst menace to society,” he heralded the arrest of 25 Twitter users in an attempt to further squelch citizens’ voices and amplify the muting of the press in the tumultuous country.

Quote attributable to Spreaker co-founder and CEO Francesco Baschieri:

“As the heavily-censored, government-run media attempts to ignore the realities and atrocities taking place in Turkey at this very moment, the people of Turkey are not standing idly by, but they are taking to social media in record numbers, even at the risk of arrest for doing so. Spreaker is proud to stand for free speech and giving the people of Turkey a voice to speak out against repression and censorship.”

OccupygeziRadio , the voice of the Turkish protests, have been interviewing people from Turkey – live — using the Spreaker platform, which automatically shares the live broadcasts or recorded podcasts throughout social networks directly from mobile devices or desktops.

The young trio is London-based, each with his or her own experience of how the horror has started, their worries and fears, and the goals guiding them to create the show. From London to Istanbul, Occupygeziradio is constructing a connecting bridge of stories and human acts. Here’s what they shared with Spreaker in a recent blog post about the unfolding stories from within Turkey.

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