First, thank you and all people involved for this great initiative.
There are two points for which I would be happy to have more information
The first one is about the state of censorship in Turkey, not only
regarding each Wikimedia project, but also for the communication canal
intended to diffuse this campaign, namely Facebook and Twitter. Are they
free of any censorship from the Turkish government? Also, although I
guess this was already taken into account, is there some some
communication platform particularly praised among Turkish people outside
this two platform?
The second is more broad, on the Wikimedia effort regarding censorship.
There are some resources I easily found , but nothing as an
official up-to-date comprehensive overview of the state of censorship
affecting Wikimedia projects in the world. Something like a page
including a world map showing various degree of censorship and a
description of how and why it's in place, as well as Wikimedia
initiatives aiming at making cease this kind of practices.
Thank you again for this initiative, and thank you in advance for any
feedback on this points.
Le 05/03/2018 à 20:44, Zachary McCune a écrit :
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/
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
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:
== 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
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