[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation and Saudi Telecom (STC) partner to provide access to Wikipedia free of mobile data charges in the Middle East

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 17:22:35 UTC 2012

On Oct 15, 2012 6:06 PM, "Yann Forget" <yannfo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> This announcement is worrying, to say the least.
> In other words, the Wikimedia Foundation is doing a partnership with
> one of the most retrograde government, which is also a regular censor
> on Internet content.
> How could you justify that?

I don't think this partnership will help the regime in any significant way
and even restricted access to Wikipedia is better than no access.

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