Submissions/Wikilesa I, II and III: the first edit-a-thon about forced disappearances in Argentina during the dictatorship. Experiences and results.

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 5014 Subject - G1 GO
Title of the submission
Wikilesa I, II and III: the first edit-a-thon about forced disappearances in Argentina during the dictatorship. Experiences and results
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Lecture
Author of the submission
Ivana Lysholm and Patricio Molina
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
isha@wikimedia.org.ar / secretaria@wikimedia.org.ar
Username
Isha / Mahadeva
Country of origin
Argentina
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Argentina
Personal homepage or blog
wikimedia.org.ar
Abstract
Between 1976 and 1983 Argentina suffered a dictatorship that systematically murdered around 30000 citizens, including activists, artists, students, workers and intellectuals. But it was more than just murdering them: it was about making them "disappear." General Videla once said: "He who is 'disappeared' is a mystery. He can't have any special treatment, he has no entity, he is not dead nor alive, he is 'disappeared'."
This implied denying them not just their life but also their existence and identity. That's why much information is still missing about what happened with the victims during this period, or it has had to be thoroughly reconstructed thanks to the work of human rights NGOs. In many cases, the identity of the victims, the circumstances of their deaths, the destiny of their bodies, or whether they had children –and what happened with them– isn't known for sure.
Wikimedia Argentina understand that Wikipedia is an irreplaceable tool to secure and preserve memory. That's why, over the course of the last two years, we've been working with human rights NGOs in order to collect, document and publish information about the dictatorship's victims, those responsible for human rights violations –in Spanish, "lesa humanidad", hence Wikilesa– and the trials that even today aim to elucidate and condemn what happened.
What will attendees take away from this session?
In this presentation we're sharing our experience to propose a replicable model that may also be useful for those working in countries that have also suffered from repressive regimes or undergone transitional justice processes, having in consideration the challenges and difficulties we have also had to deal with (references, notability, dealing with complicated NPOV issues, etcetera).
Theme of presentation
GLAM
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
No
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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