Knowledge as a human right

El jue., 16 de ene. de 2020 17:52, RhinosF1 - <rhino...@gmail.com> escribió:

> Happy Brithday Wikimedia!
>
> What a great gift to celebrate!
>
> Welcome back Turkey and here’s to another 19 years of free knowledge
> available in every corner of the world.
>
> RhinosF1
> Volunteer
>
> On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 19:49, Rajeeb Dutta <marajoz...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Amanda for sharing this wonderful news, looking forward to
> > collaborate and work with Turkish Community.
> > All my best wishes.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Rajeeb.
> > (U:Marajozkee)
> >
> > On Fri, 17 Jan 2020 at 01:12, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Seems like the site is throttled or even redirected to a taerpit.
> > > Anyone inside Turkey that can run a trace?
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:21 PM Amanda Keton <ake...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi everyone,
> > > >
> > > > My name is Amanda Keton, the new General Counsel at the Wikimedia
> > > > Foundation. While Katherine is inflight traveling back from a busy
> week
> > > of
> > > > community meetings in Chile, I wanted to share the exciting news that
> > > > today, we have started to receive reports that the block of Wikipedia
> > in
> > > > Turkey is being lifted, data which is also indicated by our internal
> > > > traffic reports. After more than two and a half years, access to
> > > Wikipedia
> > > > has been restored in Turkey - and on a timely occasion, as we
> celebrate
> > > > Wikipedia’s 19th birthday today!
> > > >
> > > > Please join me in welcoming back our friends and colleagues from
> > Turkey.
> > > > While many have remained active during the block, restoring access to
> > > > Wikipedia will allow thousands more to return in the days and weeks
> > > ahead.
> > > > It is our shared responsibility and honor to help make them feel
> > welcome
> > > > again and make sure they know how much we missed them. I am confident
> > > that
> > > > our community will successfully welcome them back with open arms. I
> > know
> > > we
> > > > have community members around the world who have been eagerly looking
> > > > forward to the block being lifted and brainstorming activities to
> > > > celebrate, and I welcome them to share their ideas as we move
> forward.
> > > >
> > > > Our case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is also still
> > > > pending, and remains important even in light of the unblock as a way
> to
> > > > continue advocating for strong protections for free expression
> online.
> > We
> > > > will continue to post updates about the next steps in our case before
> > the
> > > > ECHR on the Wikimedia Foundation website. We have also published a
> > > > statement to reflect that access has now been restored in Turkey. [1]
> > > >
> > > > Thank you all for your efforts, kind words, and encouraging thoughts
> as
> > > we
> > > > worked to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey. I want to thank our
> > > > Turkish community, in particular, for their patience, resolution, and
> > > > continued participation in the movement during the more than two and
> a
> > > half
> > > > years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort,
> > on
> > > > behalf of free knowledge everywhere.
> > > >
> > > > Of course, there are other blocks around the world still in place,
> and
> > > our
> > > > efforts in addressing this type of censorship of knowledge is far
> from
> > > > over. That said, I hope all of you will celebrate this momentous
> > > > accomplishment for free knowledge today and join me in welcoming back
> > the
> > > > people of Turkey to our projects, movement, and community.
> > > >
> > > > With gratitude,
> > > >
> > > > Amanda
> > > >
> > > > [1]
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/01/16/access-to-wikipedia-restored-in-turkey-after-more-than-two-and-a-half-years/
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Amanda Keton (she/her)
> > > >
> > > > General Counsel
> > > >
> > > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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