Thank you so much for your kind help on this, everyone! We have connected
the journalist to a community member in Brazil who volunteered to speak on
this subject. I hope we will have more chances like this to work together
in the future.


On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Samantha Lien <> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm sorry in advance for not being able to write this in Portuguese. My
> name is Sam, and I work on the Communications team at the Wikimedia
> Foundation. It's very nice to 'meet' you all!
> We recently received an interview request from a journalist at Folha de S.
> Paulo who'd like to speak to someone about the Encyclopedia of Diderot
> and D'Alembert translation project underway by the University of São Paulo
> State in Brazil. Specifically, she'd like to speak to someone in the
> community about this encyclopedia's relation to Wikipedia.
> Here are some of the questions she'd like to ask:
> *How would you describe Wikipedia and its role in society today?*
> *Do you see similarities between Wikipedia and other projects of
> Enciclopedias, like Britannica, Barsa or even the Diderot and D'Alembert's
> Enciclopedia?*
> *Do you feel, or think, that Wikipedia has a political role?*
> We wanted to reach out to this group to see if anyone would be interested
> in speaking with the reporter about this project. We'd be happy to provide
> any support needed in the interview process including media tips, talking
> points, etc.
> As of now we can only connect the journalist with one participant, but
> we'll be sure to reach out to this group should another interview
> opportunity come along. Feel free to respond to this thread or me directly
> if you have further questions or are interested in taking this opportunity.
> I will let the group know once we have found someone to take the interview.
> Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding!
> Best,
> Sam
> --
> *Samantha Lien*
> Communications | Wikimedia Foundation
> 149 New Montgomery Street
> San Francisco, CA 94105

*Samantha Lien*
Communications | Wikimedia Foundation
149 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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