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From: VIGNESH PRABHU <stove311987@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Subject: [Fsmk-discuss] [Wikimediaindia-l] The man who edited Tamil Wikipedia from prison.
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An inspiring story from the wikipedia community.

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From: Ravishankar <ravidreams@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] The man who edited Tamil Wikipedia from prison.
To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>


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 !

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