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From: WereSpielChequers <werespielchequers(a)gmail.com>
To: "Wikimania general list (open subscription)" <
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:07:31 +0100
Subject: Re: [Wikimania-l] Problematic aspects of hosting the next
I did raise some of the issues about access to Israel
bidding process - see
But Haifa was the winning bid and we now need to try
and resolve any
of the resulting issues that we can.
Apparently Gdansk had good streaming coverage, but it was one way. I
think it would be good to top that and have two way interaction with
the facility for people around the world to ask questions via Skype,
and would request that the organisers consider that.
The event is also going to take place during Ramadan which I assume
has implications for any Moslems who do attend. Though I assume that
the combination of hosting the event in Israel and during Ramadan will
mean that relatively few Moslems attend. However I'd like to suggest
to the organisers that they reconsider their commitment in
from "Is there a
mosque in the vicinity of the venue? Unfortunately not so close to
the venue. Most of the mosques are located in the lower (older)
neighborhoods, while the venue is at the top of Mt. Carmel. We can
arrange a prayer hall for Muslims at the venue. " to "Is there a
mosque in the vicinity of the venue?
Unfortunately not so close to the venue. Most of the mosques are
located in the lower (older) neighborhoods, while the venue is at the
top of Mt. Carmel. If one of the attendees requests it in advance we
will arrange a prayer hall for Muslims at the venue"