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Total population 
                                             
79.75 million (2012 est.)     
                              
GDP per capita

USD 14,700 (2011 est.)

Literacy rate
87.4% (Male: 95.3%, Female: 79.6%)
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
20.66 (2011)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
88.70 (2011)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
42.10 (2011)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
6.0
Households with a television set
112%
International voice traffic (minutes/person/month)
2.5
Mobile telephone usage (minutes/user/month)
69
Internet users (per 100 people)
16.5
Population covered by mobile cellular network
98%
Fixed broadband subscribers (per 100 people)
10.29 (2011)
International Internet bandwidth (bits/second/person) 1,381

Source: ICT at a Glance (World Bank)

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HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • i RESTORING HUMANITY GLOBAL VOICES CALLING FOR ACTION: Synthesis Report of the Consultation Process for the World Humanitarian Summit

HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • i RESTORING HUMANITY GLOBAL VOICES CALLING FOR ACTION: Synthesis Report of the Consultation Process for the World Humanitarian Summit

The consultations have generated a demand for a vision of a world whose fundamental humanity is reaffirmed and restored. The World Humanitarian Summit must put people at the heart of humanitarian action, and enable them to lead the way to a safer and more humane world.

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Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey

Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey

This report presents an up-to-date assessment of internet rights in Turkey, and has been prepared for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 which is being hosted by Turkey in Istanbul on 2–5 September 2014. The IGF is a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet and this report assesses the Turkish government’s respect for international human rights standards in relation to freedom of expression online. The assessment is based on the La Rue framework1 and focuses on internet regulation, internet access, blocking, surveillance, liability of internet intermediaries, criminalisation of legitimate expression, and cyber-attacks. The report concludes with recommendations for actions to promote and protect an open and free internet in Turkey.

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Providing access to basic literacy education with educational TV

To introduce literacy concepts to wider audiences, the authors developed a TV programme "Bizim Sınıf" (Our Classroom) in collaboration with a private broadcast company whose TV channel is viewed all across Turkey. The goal of the paper is to (a) describe this TV programme in detail, (b) report the evaluation data and (c) discuss the implications for this type of distance education for other regions around the world to increase access to education.

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Turkey Information Society Strategy (2006-2010)

This document provides a five-year strategy for Turkey in transforming the country towards an information society.

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