[Noisebridge-discuss] Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Sunday at EFF for Internet Censorship articles. Join us!

April Glaser april.glaser at riseup.net
Fri Dec 12 18:34:55 UTC 2014


Hi friends,

Writing to invite you all to a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Sunday, December
14 in San Francisco.

Join volunteers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation>, Creative
Commons <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons>, and the Bay
Area Wikipedia community to write and edit about human rights and free
speech online. We will improve, create, and update Wikipedia articles
related to global internet censorship. People regularly turn to
Wikipedia to get a basic overview of Internet censorship, so it's
crucial that we ensure Wikipedia's coverage is up-to-date and accurate.

I'm a co-organizer and will be driving from the East Bay to participate,
if anyone wants a ride!

# *Date*: December 14, 2014
# *Time*: 1-5pm
# *Location*: Electronic Frontier Foundation
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation> office
(815 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109)
# *Link:
*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Internet_Censorship

Edit-a-thons are actually really fun. You end up learning a ton, become
a stronger writer, and produce articles that will be read widely. This
is also a great way to learn more about Wikipedia.

Wikipedia entries on Internet censorship are thin, particularly about
regions where censorship is most problematic, since users in those areas
are often restricted from editing. Internet censorship impacts users
everywhere, because fewer people are able to upload or contribute to the
Internet or access information online, making our digital commons less
robust and less diverse.

As someone who has helped with a fair amount of individual case
advocacy, let me tell you all that this is one of the best ways to help
raise awareness about international issues, where we often have little
influence. Often for long standing cases of injustice, a good Wikipedia
presence raises awareness more than most any news article.

Here's a link to an edit-a-thon we did earlier this year to raise
awareness about imprisoned journalists in Ethiopia:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/wikipedia-edit-thon-zone-9-bloggers-great-way-raise-awareness


All my best,
April

PS: Please share widely. Here's a link
<https://twitter.com/aprilaser/status/543470086103650304> to a tweet or
a sample tweet/FB post you can use:

This Sunday we're editing Wikipedia to expand articles on Internet
censorship worldwide. Learn and raise awareness!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Internet_Censorship




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