Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Block of Wikipedia in Turkey ruled as unconstitutional

2020-01-07 Thread Mike Godwin
I'd have been surprised if they had been unblocked, but, as I said, the
constitutional win is still important.

Mike

On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 11:32 AM John Erling Blad  wrote:

> Both en.wikipedia.org and tr.wikipedia.org are still blocked.
>
> On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 10:44 PM Mike Godwin  wrote:
> >
> > Great news! Even if the court's decision isn't implemented by the current
> > Turkish government, it is important to have established that the block
> was
> > a violation of constitutional principles.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 4:40 PM Katherine Maher 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I have some good news to share with you all -- after nearly three
> years of
> > > Wikipedia being blocked in Turkey, the Turkish Constitutional Court has
> > > ruled that this is unconstitutional. We hope that access will be
> restored
> > > soon in light of this ruling, and will keep you updated as we hear
> further
> > > developments.
> > >
> > > Please join me in congratulating the Wikimedia community in Turkey, the
> > > millions of Wikipedia readers in Turkey, and all of those struggling
> under
> > > censorship around the world, on this critical affirmation of the
> > > fundamental right to knowledge.
> > >
> > > Imposed in April of 2017, the block has prevented the 80+ million
> people
> > > in Turkey from accessing and participating in all language versions of
> > > Wikipedia. It also prevented members of our community in Turkey from
> freely
> > > engaging with the projects and impaired our movement’s global effort to
> > > represent the sum of all knowledge.
> > >
> > > As many of you might recall, we had filed an urgent application to the
> > > European Court of Human Rights in April 2019. Our petition on the
> legality
> > > of the access ban is currently before the ECHR and we are evaluating
> our
> > > next steps based on this latest ruling.
> > >
> > > A team from within and outside the Wikimedia Foundation has been
> working
> > > diligently since the block was instituted to restore full access in
> Turkey.
> > > Throughout this process, we have been guided by our Wikimedia values
> and a
> > > belief that Wikipedia must be accessible in its entirety; with no
> > > censorship of any kind to be tolerated. We worked closely with
> Wikimedia
> > > community members in Turkey to understand and act in a way that
> reflected
> > > their needs, wishes, and local context. We also benefited greatly from
> > > conversations with experts around the world.
> > >
> > > We will be posting more information on the Foundation website soon. In
> the
> > > meantime, I wanted to offer my sincere appreciation and admiration to
> the
> > > members of our community in Turkey -- you have shown great integrity,
> > > courage, and dedication. Your unwavering commitment to the Wikimedia
> > > projects, despite the obstacles placed in front of you, is an
> inspiration
> > > to us all.
> > >
> > > Thank you to every Wikimedia community member around the world who
> showed
> > > support for the Turkish community. Your commitment to our sense of
> > > community and the strength of our global movement is an inspiration.
> > >
> > > Finally, I would also like to thank the many Foundation staff and
> others
> > > involved over the past months for your exceptional diligence,
> > > professionalism, and tact in handling a delicate situation.
> > >
> > > While this is a favorable ruling for our case in Turkey, it remains to
> be
> > > seen whether the Turkish government will indeed restore access in
> Turkey.
> > > And serious threats to free knowledge remain around the world. Today's
> > > ruling is a reminder of the work we still left to do.
> > >
> > > But at this moment, let us celebrate this important recognition that
> the
> > > right to information is fundamental to every human, with happy
> anticipation
> > > of the return of Turkey to our global community of editors, readers,
> and
> > > knowledge seekers.
> > >
> > > Katherine
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Katherine Maher (she/her)
> > >
> > > Executive Director
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Foundation 
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Block of Wikipedia in Turkey ruled as unconstitutional

2020-01-07 Thread John Erling Blad
Both en.wikipedia.org and tr.wikipedia.org are still blocked.

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 10:44 PM Mike Godwin  wrote:
>
> Great news! Even if the court's decision isn't implemented by the current
> Turkish government, it is important to have established that the block was
> a violation of constitutional principles.
>
> Mike
>
> On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 4:40 PM Katherine Maher 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have some good news to share with you all -- after nearly three years of
> > Wikipedia being blocked in Turkey, the Turkish Constitutional Court has
> > ruled that this is unconstitutional. We hope that access will be restored
> > soon in light of this ruling, and will keep you updated as we hear further
> > developments.
> >
> > Please join me in congratulating the Wikimedia community in Turkey, the
> > millions of Wikipedia readers in Turkey, and all of those struggling under
> > censorship around the world, on this critical affirmation of the
> > fundamental right to knowledge.
> >
> > Imposed in April of 2017, the block has prevented the 80+ million people
> > in Turkey from accessing and participating in all language versions of
> > Wikipedia. It also prevented members of our community in Turkey from freely
> > engaging with the projects and impaired our movement’s global effort to
> > represent the sum of all knowledge.
> >
> > As many of you might recall, we had filed an urgent application to the
> > European Court of Human Rights in April 2019. Our petition on the legality
> > of the access ban is currently before the ECHR and we are evaluating our
> > next steps based on this latest ruling.
> >
> > A team from within and outside the Wikimedia Foundation has been working
> > diligently since the block was instituted to restore full access in Turkey.
> > Throughout this process, we have been guided by our Wikimedia values and a
> > belief that Wikipedia must be accessible in its entirety; with no
> > censorship of any kind to be tolerated. We worked closely with Wikimedia
> > community members in Turkey to understand and act in a way that reflected
> > their needs, wishes, and local context. We also benefited greatly from
> > conversations with experts around the world.
> >
> > We will be posting more information on the Foundation website soon. In the
> > meantime, I wanted to offer my sincere appreciation and admiration to the
> > members of our community in Turkey -- you have shown great integrity,
> > courage, and dedication. Your unwavering commitment to the Wikimedia
> > projects, despite the obstacles placed in front of you, is an inspiration
> > to us all.
> >
> > Thank you to every Wikimedia community member around the world who showed
> > support for the Turkish community. Your commitment to our sense of
> > community and the strength of our global movement is an inspiration.
> >
> > Finally, I would also like to thank the many Foundation staff and others
> > involved over the past months for your exceptional diligence,
> > professionalism, and tact in handling a delicate situation.
> >
> > While this is a favorable ruling for our case in Turkey, it remains to be
> > seen whether the Turkish government will indeed restore access in Turkey.
> > And serious threats to free knowledge remain around the world. Today's
> > ruling is a reminder of the work we still left to do.
> >
> > But at this moment, let us celebrate this important recognition that the
> > right to information is fundamental to every human, with happy anticipation
> > of the return of Turkey to our global community of editors, readers, and
> > knowledge seekers.
> >
> > Katherine
> >
> > --
> >
> > Katherine Maher (she/her)
> >
> > Executive Director
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation 
> >
> > ___
> > Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Block of Wikipedia in Turkey ruled as unconstitutional

2019-12-26 Thread Mike Godwin
Great news! Even if the court's decision isn't implemented by the current
Turkish government, it is important to have established that the block was
a violation of constitutional principles.

Mike

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 4:40 PM Katherine Maher 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have some good news to share with you all -- after nearly three years of
> Wikipedia being blocked in Turkey, the Turkish Constitutional Court has
> ruled that this is unconstitutional. We hope that access will be restored
> soon in light of this ruling, and will keep you updated as we hear further
> developments.
>
> Please join me in congratulating the Wikimedia community in Turkey, the
> millions of Wikipedia readers in Turkey, and all of those struggling under
> censorship around the world, on this critical affirmation of the
> fundamental right to knowledge.
>
> Imposed in April of 2017, the block has prevented the 80+ million people
> in Turkey from accessing and participating in all language versions of
> Wikipedia. It also prevented members of our community in Turkey from freely
> engaging with the projects and impaired our movement’s global effort to
> represent the sum of all knowledge.
>
> As many of you might recall, we had filed an urgent application to the
> European Court of Human Rights in April 2019. Our petition on the legality
> of the access ban is currently before the ECHR and we are evaluating our
> next steps based on this latest ruling.
>
> A team from within and outside the Wikimedia Foundation has been working
> diligently since the block was instituted to restore full access in Turkey.
> Throughout this process, we have been guided by our Wikimedia values and a
> belief that Wikipedia must be accessible in its entirety; with no
> censorship of any kind to be tolerated. We worked closely with Wikimedia
> community members in Turkey to understand and act in a way that reflected
> their needs, wishes, and local context. We also benefited greatly from
> conversations with experts around the world.
>
> We will be posting more information on the Foundation website soon. In the
> meantime, I wanted to offer my sincere appreciation and admiration to the
> members of our community in Turkey -- you have shown great integrity,
> courage, and dedication. Your unwavering commitment to the Wikimedia
> projects, despite the obstacles placed in front of you, is an inspiration
> to us all.
>
> Thank you to every Wikimedia community member around the world who showed
> support for the Turkish community. Your commitment to our sense of
> community and the strength of our global movement is an inspiration.
>
> Finally, I would also like to thank the many Foundation staff and others
> involved over the past months for your exceptional diligence,
> professionalism, and tact in handling a delicate situation.
>
> While this is a favorable ruling for our case in Turkey, it remains to be
> seen whether the Turkish government will indeed restore access in Turkey.
> And serious threats to free knowledge remain around the world. Today's
> ruling is a reminder of the work we still left to do.
>
> But at this moment, let us celebrate this important recognition that the
> right to information is fundamental to every human, with happy anticipation
> of the return of Turkey to our global community of editors, readers, and
> knowledge seekers.
>
> Katherine
>
> --
>
> Katherine Maher (she/her)
>
> Executive Director
>
> Wikimedia Foundation 
>
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