2021:Submissions/After the lifting of the block: Case study of Turkey

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Speakers[edit | edit source]

Abstract[edit | edit source]

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Wikipedia was blocked throughout Turkey for almost 2,5 years until 2020. Wikimania 2021 will be the first Wikimania held after the lifting of the block. During the years of the block in Turkey, many fellow wikimedians were concerned about the situation; but most did not have a chance to learn what was happening from Turkish wiki community members. At Wikimania 2021, it will be 20 months since the access was restored; Turkish community have gained ground in “reintroducing” Wikipedia to the country.

In this presentation, we tell the story of the Wikipedia block from TR community view and introduce the work of WMTR for overcoming the negative outcomes and coming out of this situation as a more powerful, better established group.

Session Outcomes[edit | edit source]

Participants will

  • reflect elaborately about the effects Internet censorship on free knowledge be informed about effects of the longest lasting censorhip on Wikimedia projects in terms of readership, community, edits and outreach.
  • learn different types of outreach activities and partnerships organized in 20 months to revive the community and fix the image of the Wikipedia in the public.

Session Recording[edit | edit source]

Full session on Youtube

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