[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!
bishakhadatta at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 08:52:54 UTC 2013
Fantastic - and fascinating.
Would love to see a blog post by someone from the chapter or by one of
Bravo for reaching out to forgotten people.
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Charles - How beautiful. Thank you for doing and sharing this.
> In what way was the partnership unexpected? Did the Bellevue prison
> approach Wikipedians?
> 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
> > wittylama.com
> > Peace, love & metadata
> > On 17 June 2013 14:15, Charles Andrès <charles.andres.wmch at gmail.com>
> >> Wikipedia for prisoners – an unexpected partnership between a swiss
> >> and Wikimedia CH
> >> Following an initiative from Emmanuel Engelhart, with the support of
> >> Wikimedia CH CAO, Chantal Ebongué, since March 2013, prisoners who
> >> can have an access to Wikipedia offline (Kiwix project). The idea is to
> >> stimulate or to support the interest for education of prisoners who
> >> for a large majority, condemned to long-time sentences.
> >> After three months of pilot phasis, the project is successful : Among
> >> 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
> >> internet.
> >> More informations in the press releases (ENG, DE, FR, IT) that was sent
> >> today to the swiss media
> >> Regards,
> >> Charles
> >> ___________________________________________________________
> >> Charles ANDRES, Chairman
> >> "Wikimedia CH" – Association for the advancement of free knowledge –
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