AFAIK, both Twitter and Facebook are banned by the Turkish government.



On Mar 6, 2018 8:50 AM, "mathieu stumpf guntz" <> wrote:

> Hello Zachary,
> 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
> about.
> 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 [1][2][3], 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.
> [1]
> [2]
> search_engines
> [3]
> Le 05/03/2018 à 20:44, Zachary McCune a écrit :
>> 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:
>> 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:
>> == 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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