[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!
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Mon Jun 17 17:35:10 UTC 2013
Charles - How beautiful. Thank you for doing and sharing this.
In what way was the partnership unexpected? Did the Bellevue prison
Here is the announcement page w/PDF from the WM-CH site:
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Liam Wyatt <liamwyatt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now THIS is seriously clever!
> Well done WMCH - that is a truly innovative way to provide access to
> knowledge to a community who is often forgotten.
> Can you link to the press release here, please?
> -Liam / Wittylama
> Peace, love & metadata
> On 17 June 2013 14:15, Charles Andrès <charles.andres.wmch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wikipedia for prisoners – an unexpected partnership between a swiss prison
>> and Wikimedia CH
>> Following an initiative from Emmanuel Engelhart, with the support of
>> Wikimedia CH CAO, Chantal Ebongué, since March 2013, prisoners who request
>> can have an access to Wikipedia offline (Kiwix project). The idea is to
>> stimulate or to support the interest for education of prisoners who were,
>> for a large majority, condemned to long-time sentences.
>> After three months of pilot phasis, the project is successful : Among the
>> 36 prisoners of the Bellevue’s prison in Gorgier, 18 possess or rent a
>> computer. All of them requested the upload of Wikipedia offline on their
>> PC. For security reasons, swiss prisoners have a very restricted access to
>> More informations in the press releases (ENG, DE, FR, IT) that was sent
>> today to the swiss media
>> Charles ANDRES, Chairman
>> "Wikimedia CH" – Association for the advancement of free knowledge –
>> Office +41 (0)21 340 66 20
>> Skype: charles.andres.wmch
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