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Source Notes: Wikipedia Unblocked in Turkey; Brave Venezeulan Wikipedians; Clever Legal and PR Campaign
How Wikipedia Fought Back Against a Ban in Turkey
But what worked there may not help in other countries that censor the encyclopedia.
On Jan. 15, the Turkish people were once again able to access and edit Wikipedia, ending a 2½-year period of suspension. The end of the block followed a Dec. 26 decision by the Constitutional Court of Turkey that the block was unconstitutional.
My latest article for Slate's Source Notes column includes:
The clever legal fight to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey
Insights from brave Wikipedia editors in Venezuela (“If you need to know something that’s happening right now in Venezuela, you need to go to the internet.”)
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