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Wikipedia Workshop at Birzeit University

2015-10-04

On Saturday 3rd October 2015, 7amleh organised a workshop at Birzeit University on the use of Wikipedia as a tool to raise the profile of Palestinian issues online

On Saturday 3rd October 2015, 7amleh organised a workshop at Birzeit University on the use of Wikipedia as a tool to raise the profile of Palestinian issues online. The aim of the workshop was to demonstrate the value of increasing Palestinian engagement on Wikipedia and bringing together existing activists so they are able to coordinate together effectively. Two local web activists, Farah Mustaklim and Rami Shenewai, taught attendees the necessary skills for Wikipedia editing whilst also outlining editorial policy issues and discussing strategies for maximising productivity and online presence. The group was also addressed by the Wikimedia representative for the MENA region, Samir Sharabaty, who spoke from his home in Egypt via Google Hangouts, and highlighted the need to promote the use of Arabic on Wikipedia which is currently disproportionately underrepresented.

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