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Re: Wikiar-l Digest, Vol 96, Issue 2

Mohammed Bachounda
thank you for sharing tight
all my hopes that bassel is safe

bachounda

2015-10-11 13:00 GMT+01:00 <[hidden email]>:

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>    1. Fwd: [Wiki-research-l] Arabic Wikipedia research-driven
>       improvement & Bassel (Tighe Flanagan)
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> Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 15:35:52 -0400
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> Cc: Mike Linksvayer <[hidden email]>, Jon Phillips
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> Subject: [Wikiar-l] Fwd: [Wiki-research-l] Arabic Wikipedia
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> From: Mike Linksvayer <[hidden email]>
> Date: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 1:49 PM
> Subject: [Wiki-research-l] Arabic Wikipedia research-driven improvement &
> Bassel
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> Cc: Jon Phillips <[hidden email]>
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> Hi, you may have read
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/10/08/bassel-missing-syria/ about
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassel_Khartabil and focusing on one of
> his projects, building free 3D models of Palmyra, before he was
> detained. Bassel also did outreach for free/open projects throughout the
> region and dreamed of projects to increase the number and quality of
> articles on Arabic Wikipedia. But he is in prison, now taken to an
> unknown location. :(
>
> Bassel's friend and advocate Jon Phillips (not on this list but cc'd) is
> looking to talk to people who are actually engaged in efforts to grow
> the Arabic Wikipedia community and articles, I believe in order to show
> the kind of work Bassel would have been doing and that the world has
> lost, and to be supportive of others carrying on that work.
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> If anyone has such contacts who would be willing to talk to Jon, feel
> free to reply on- or offlist as appropriate.
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> This seemed to be the most appropriate list for me to ask on because it
> is one of a few wikimedia ones that I'm on :) and because I figure that
> best such efforts will be paired with research. I did look at
> http://wikipapers.referata.com/wiki/Main_Page and
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Projects -- I see lots of
> papers doing some kind of semantic analysis of Arabic Wikipedia, one
> study of the Arab spring
>
> http://wikipapers.referata.com/wiki/Collective_memory_building_in_Wikipedia:_The_case_of_North_African_uprisings
> and a master's thesis that seems to be unavailable
>
> http://wikipapers.referata.com/wiki/Motivational_voluntary_knowledge_sharing_among_users_in_the_open_source_encyclopedia;_case_study_%28the_Arabic_Wikipedia%29
> -- the best lead might be
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Mapping_Wikipedia_in_the_Middle_East_and_North_Africa
> which looks broad but potentially very relevant. Have I missed anything
> obvious, or non-obvious because too new/ongoing?
>
> ...
>
> Another question, mostly out of (idle, but this seems like a good time
> to ask) personal curiosity: is there a line of research about movements
> that looks at responses to movement members in distress, perhaps in
> order to characterize level of solidarity, maturity, or some other
> feature of movement, or to map connections between movements? Or
> concerning how vulnerable movement members are to various forms of
> persecution, perhaps in order to characterize where movement operates
> with regard to law and norms of society? I figure there must be but my
> super naive searches haven't turned up anything.
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> I'm curious because I wonder how free/libre/open/wiki movements compare
> to other movements and member vulnerability/responses to member distress
> seem like a potential thing to compare, and I notice how Bassel, who had
> 'weak ties' to a whole bunch of open movements (and 'strong ties' to
> Creative Commons) has gotten a fair amount of support from ... a whole
> bunch (which is good of course).
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> Thanks for reading.
> Mike
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