Category: JWF Editorials

Jimmy Wales: “The world needs to ask: #WhereIsBassel?”

An editorial by Jimmy Wales Foundation published on The Guardian:

“Khartabil is a member of the Wikipedia community, a true believer in free knowledge and freedom of expression. His arbitrary arrest, torture and rumoured death sentence are not only grave violations of International Human Rights Law, but also a significant blow to our shared values of internet freedom and free speech”

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Wikipedia Founder Takes on Censorship: Free Information Is Key to Functioning Democracy

An editorial by Jimmy Wales Foundation published on Haaretz:

“The free flow of information is one of the key elements of a functioning democracy. The information revolution has granted us the opportunity to join forces and increase our collective power by sharing our knowledge. While many of us around the world enjoy the fruits of the information revolution, we must not leave behind the people who are still subject to oppressive regimes and are restricted from freely enjoying it. Ultimately, these are the people who need it the most”

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To Protect the Most Fundamental Rights of Internet Users, We Must Always Be Skeptical of Any Call for Regulation

An editorial by Jimmy Wales Foundation published on the Huffington Post:

“When considering the issue of regulating the Internet, we must not overlook the possible harmful implications of even seemingly minor regulation. Every governmental intervention carries with it limitation of personal rights, whether its primarily aim is to serve the governments’ interests and control or even where it is limited solely to the legitimate purpose of protecting and serving the citizens themselves”

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