Submissions/Wikipedia and other projects in regions under crisis. Iraq as an example.

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Submission no. 2129 - C6, C8
Title of the submission
  • "Wikipedia and other projects in regions under crisis. Iraq as an example"
Author of the submission
type of submission
  • lecture and roundtable discussion.
Language of presentation
  • English
E-mail address
  • User:Mahmoudalrawi
Country of origin
  • Iraq
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
  • Iraqi Wikimedians user group
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

I want to present the challenges the we are facing in Iraq and other countries such as Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan and others. I want to discuss the security issues. Also, I want to show how we are communicate in Iraq as a user group and organize Wiki events.

I want to show our results in Iraq. Then, I want to focus on the legal issues and barriers and obstacles.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  • We will discuss how to understand special situations
  • We will explain the challenges and try to find the solutions
  • Attendees are supposed to find themselves trying to solves shortages of information about history, geography, culture and people of the countries mentioned in the discussion.
Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
  • Legal & Free Culture
  • GLAM
  • Education
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
  • All levels.
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
15 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
  • I was selected for full scholarship
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

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