Hi everyone,

you may have heard that there are currently a scandal at the
University of Geneva, where some professors are accused of having,
among other things, claimed travel expenses that were not real, or
failed to give back to the University a share of the money they earnt
outside of the University, as they are required to do by law.

On Sunday 16 July, "Le Matin" announced that one of these professors
decided to resign from the University as of 1st July 2007.
Interestingly, their main source was cited as being Wikipedia
(http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan-Erik_Lane), even though
(fortunately) someone close to the rectorate seems to have confirmed
the information (interestingly, a quick browse of the history shows
that the information was originally added by an anonymous user using
an IP belonging to the University !).

Even more interesting, today (Monday), "Le Temps" published an article
http://www.letemps.ch/template/regions.asp?page=7&article=185662 about
existence of the article on the French Wikipedia ("Les scandales de
l'Uni de Genève sur Wikipédia") and the fact that it got vandalised
and subsequently semi-protected.

This was a good opportunity to pick up a few names of journalists who
wrote about Wikipedia...

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