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The man who edited Tamil Wikipedia from prison.

Ravishankar-3
Hi,

I wanted to share this real life story of a man who edited Tamil wikipedia from prison !

Meet Muthukrishnan ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/fcl ) from Malaysia. He is a retired school teacher and writer. He uses most of his spare time for writing detailed articles about Malaysia and Tamils in Malaysia. He is so involved in Wikipedia that once he personally visited the grave of a personality to write an article on him !

Few weeks back, he was arrested by the Malaysian police on a case that challenged his freedom of expression for an article he wrote in a magazine (just to make it clear that he didn't create a real "crime" to land in prison). He was out of the prison in couple of days.

What touched me a lot was that he provided an update in his wiki user page that he is in prison and that he will be back soon! He used the laptop of his grand daughter who visited him in the prison and made this edit under the supervision of the prison guards !

He sees his contributions to Wikipedia as his lifetime work beyond the search for survival and wealth. He calls his 12 year old grand daughter as his inspiration to keep writing in Wikipedia.

Can people be so dedicated to a movement ? !

Do you have such stories in your project that inspire you? It is time to share, inspire and infuse new blood in the movement !

Ravi

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Re: The man who edited Tamil Wikipedia from prison.

Rahmanuddin Shaik
Truly inspiring story. Thank you for sharing Ravi.

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM, Ravishankar <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,

I wanted to share this real life story of a man who edited Tamil wikipedia from prison !

Meet Muthukrishnan ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/fcl ) from Malaysia. He is a retired school teacher and writer. He uses most of his spare time for writing detailed articles about Malaysia and Tamils in Malaysia. He is so involved in Wikipedia that once he personally visited the grave of a personality to write an article on him !

Few weeks back, he was arrested by the Malaysian police on a case that challenged his freedom of expression for an article he wrote in a magazine (just to make it clear that he didn't create a real "crime" to land in prison). He was out of the prison in couple of days.

What touched me a lot was that he provided an update in his wiki user page that he is in prison and that he will be back soon! He used the laptop of his grand daughter who visited him in the prison and made this edit under the supervision of the prison guards !

He sees his contributions to Wikipedia as his lifetime work beyond the search for survival and wealth. He calls his 12 year old grand daughter as his inspiration to keep writing in Wikipedia.

Can people be so dedicated to a movement ? !

Do you have such stories in your project that inspire you? It is time to share, inspire and infuse new blood in the movement !

Ravi

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Re: The man who edited Tamil Wikipedia from prison.

ansuman-2
Thanks for sharing!



On 9 March 2013 10:43, Rahmanuddin Shaik <[hidden email]> wrote:
Truly inspiring story. Thank you for sharing Ravi.

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM, Ravishankar <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,

I wanted to share this real life story of a man who edited Tamil wikipedia from prison !

Meet Muthukrishnan ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/fcl ) from Malaysia. He is a retired school teacher and writer. He uses most of his spare time for writing detailed articles about Malaysia and Tamils in Malaysia. He is so involved in Wikipedia that once he personally visited the grave of a personality to write an article on him !

Few weeks back, he was arrested by the Malaysian police on a case that challenged his freedom of expression for an article he wrote in a magazine (just to make it clear that he didn't create a real "crime" to land in prison). He was out of the prison in couple of days.

What touched me a lot was that he provided an update in his wiki user page that he is in prison and that he will be back soon! He used the laptop of his grand daughter who visited him in the prison and made this edit under the supervision of the prison guards !

He sees his contributions to Wikipedia as his lifetime work beyond the search for survival and wealth. He calls his 12 year old grand daughter as his inspiration to keep writing in Wikipedia.

Can people be so dedicated to a movement ? !

Do you have such stories in your project that inspire you? It is time to share, inspire and infuse new blood in the movement !

Ravi

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Re: The man who edited Tamil Wikipedia from prison.

Subhashish Panigrahi-4
This is truly inspiring Ravi. I get a new point to explain when other communities ask how Tamil community is so vibrant. When people talk about languages dying out because of lack of use in writing/computing/communication here are the rays of hope and this is beyond the boarders.

Best!
Subha

On 10-Mar-2013, at 4:24 AM, ansuman wrote:

Thanks for sharing!



On 9 March 2013 10:43, Rahmanuddin Shaik <[hidden email]> wrote:
Truly inspiring story. Thank you for sharing Ravi.

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM, Ravishankar <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,

I wanted to share this real life story of a man who edited Tamil wikipedia from prison !

Meet Muthukrishnan ( http://ta.wikipedia.org/s/fcl ) from Malaysia. He is a retired school teacher and writer. He uses most of his spare time for writing detailed articles about Malaysia and Tamils in Malaysia. He is so involved in Wikipedia that once he personally visited the grave of a personality to write an article on him !

Few weeks back, he was arrested by the Malaysian police on a case that challenged his freedom of expression for an article he wrote in a magazine (just to make it clear that he didn't create a real "crime" to land in prison). He was out of the prison in couple of days.

What touched me a lot was that he provided an update in his wiki user page that he is in prison and that he will be back soon! He used the laptop of his grand daughter who visited him in the prison and made this edit under the supervision of the prison guards !

He sees his contributions to Wikipedia as his lifetime work beyond the search for survival and wealth. He calls his 12 year old grand daughter as his inspiration to keep writing in Wikipedia.

Can people be so dedicated to a movement ? !

Do you have such stories in your project that inspire you? It is time to share, inspire and infuse new blood in the movement !

Ravi

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Re: The man who edited Tamil Wikipedia from prison.

Ravishankar-3
Hi Rahim, Ansuman, Subha

Glad you found it inspiring.

//When people talk about languages dying out because of lack of use in
writing/computing/communication//

Lack of use is a symptom for slow death. The cause has to be studied and fixed !

Ravi

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