Muting of Turkish Uprising Throttled, According to Spreaker

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“Twitter of Audio” thwarts censorship.

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Spreaker is proud to stand for free speech and giving the people of Turkey a voice to speak out against repression and censorship.

Turkey’s Prime Minister prevented people from exercising freedom within social media and was quoted saying that it is the, “…Worst menace to society,” as reported in the BBC article on June 4, 2013 titled "Turks deprived of TV turn to Twitter for protest news." He heralded the arrest of 25 Twitter users to further squelch citizen’s voices and amplify the muting of the press in the tumultuous country, according to multiple press reports.

Commentary to this unfolding, current event 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.

About Spreaker

Spreaker is a free online application that lets people create, share and discover live audio broadcast from any computer, tablet or mobile phone. Founded in 2009, Spreaker is based in San Francisco with offices in Berlin. For more information about Spreaker, please visit: http://www.spreaker.com.

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