Hi everyone, For the last 10 months, several teams within the Wikimedia Foundation have been working with the local Turkish community to lift the block of Wikipedia in Turkey.
Today, we have launched a social media campaign designed to help raise international awareness of the block and send a positive message to our friends in Turkey. We are asking individual volunteers, affiliates, and anyone else who would like to participate to join us in one of several ways. More details are below and on Meta-Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ wiki/Communications/WeMissTurkey The campaign, based around the hashtag #WeMissTurkey, is an opportunity for all of us to tell our friends in Turkey that we miss them and help inform the world what impact their absence is having. == An overview of the #WeMissTurkey campaign == From March 5-12, we will be reminding the world about the Turkish block of Wikipedia. We will communicate primarily on Twitter and Facebook- networks where advocates for Wikipedia can increase the reach of messages about the block. On Twitter, we will share a series of tweets about Turkish culture, history, sports, etc. from @Wikipedia . We’ll also be sharing messages that express sadness for missing the perspectives of Turkish people on our projects, and our hopes that access to Wikipedia will be restored in Turkey. On Facebook, we have developed a "photo frame" users can add to their profile picture to show support for Wikipedia in Turkey. In addition to posting messages, we will also be sharing some posters from Turkish artists which help visualize the culture and knowledge we are missing. The posters will be released throughout the week and available for you to utilize. We invite you to develop posters or graphics of your own. We hope that affiliates and volunteers around the world will join us! You can get involved in a number of ways, including by creating, sharing, and retweeting messages, sharing our posters and creating your own, and more! More details on how to get involved are on the Meta-Wiki campaign page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/WeMissTurkey == On tone == The messages for this campaign are being directed to the people of Turkey, and have a positive message and tone. We do not want to use this campaign to directly confront authorities in Turkey. We are asking that others managing Wikimedia social media accounts join us, and be respectful of the positive goal and message. This messaging approach for the campaign is part of a broader, ongoing strategy from the Wikimedia Foundation to lift the block of Wikipedia in Turkey. If you have any questions, let us know! Zack & the Comms team -- Zachary McCune Global Audiences Wikimedia Foundation zmcc...@wikimedia.org _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>