Bodil Biørn and human rights
Bodil Biørn project
Anette Alsvik and Per Christian Ottersland, The National Archive, Inger Marie Okkenhaug, professor of History and author of a biography about Biørn and Jussi Flemming Biørn, grandson of Bodil Biørn.
As part of the Bodil Biørn-project, photo documentation of the Armenian genocide, Wikimedia Norge has visited Wikimedia Armenia, The Genocide Museum Yerevan and we have hosted a seminar about Biørn at The National Archive. We are working on extending this project together with Wikimedia Armenia and The National Archive.
Oslo Freedom Forum
Volunteers and Wikimedia Norge staff at Oslo Freedom Forum.
Volunteers and staff at Wikimedia Norge took part at Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo this May. We were invited to take part at the conference together with hundreds of human rights activists and technologists. Wikimedia Norge had a area inside the venue to encourage participants to edit various human-rights related entries in Norwegian, English, and other languages. A key goal was to get the dissidents, activists, journalists, and netizen Oslo Freedom Forum attendees to get involved in editing their own country's important pages, such as country page, leader (or dictator), top activists, and any key human rights or corruption issues. Wikimedia Norge and the organization Netblocks used the conference as an opportunity to start our collaboration on access to knowledge globally in the face of increasing government censorship. You can read more about this on our blog.
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