If you’re from Central or Eastern Europe and you happened to read an article on your local Wikipedia in the last couple of days, you might have been greeted by a banner with the above logo.
CEE Spring is an international event taking place between March 21 and May 31 where teams of Wikipedia contributors focus specifically on writing articles on Central and Eastern Europe in the languages spoken in the region. Whether you are a regular contributor or have never edited Wikipedia before, this project allows you to help inrease the visibility of this often overlooked region and learn something new about our own neck of the woods in the process.
The project started a couple of days ago, but it’s not too late to join!
Given the startling gender imbalance on Wikipedia, where about 90% of contributors are male, it would be especially great if more women from the region joined the project.
Wikimedia CEE Spring 2015 is an event organised by Wikimedians and Wikipedians from the region of Central and Eastern Europe with an aim to support article creation about every country in the region on every Wikipedia in the region. […] The idea of Wikimedia CEE Spring is to join local forces of free knowledge to accumulate and distribute information about history, culture, traditions and people in every corner of the region to support mutual acknowledgment and understanding and to increase the quantity and quality of free knowledge available about the CEE region globally.
Wikipedia discourages users from making edits that might be considered a ‘conflict of interest’. The NYPD is trying to do whatever it can to manipulate and steer the narrative around their disturbing behavior and we cannot allow them to do that. These weren’t corrections to inaccurate facts: This was a blatant attempt at the retelling of history.
NYPD has been changing info in the profiles of Eric Garner and other innocent blacks killed by them, such as Sean Bell. One thing that the NYPD is forgetting is that we have video proof of the Eric Garner death and there’s nothing they can change in that. They also can’t change the law. Chokeholds are against the law in New York.