What is a Wiki War? Essentially a wiki war is an ‘edit war’ that occurs on Wikipedia. It happens when editors disagree on article content. The ‘war’ is when many points of view engage in three dimensional chess strategies with each other using Wikipedia policies or admin support to block editing permissions to those with opposing viewpoints, or how veteran Wikipedia contributor David Gerard puts it – “battles to the death for insanely low stakes”. The general public is not aware what serious business it can be, because these activities are ‘buried out in the open’ in WikiMedia’s software system. WikiMedia doesn’t discuss them much, nor how dark and sordid they can become. A wiki war is far more nefarious than just a bunch of nerds arguing over sources. I believe this is just a natural signature of an ideological struggle in society. Who ever controls the narrative – influences potentially the entire world through media. That’s not just powerful, that’s extraordinary. So what is the problem?
Телеканал «Звезда» Arab League head wants Egypt multi-party democracy LONDON Jan 30 (Reuters) - Amr Moussa, the head of the Arab League, said on Sunday he wanted to see a multi-party democracy emerge in Egypt but could not say how soon that might happen. Speaking to BBC radio, the former Egyptian foreign minister also said that President Hosni Mubarak needed to respond to mass protests demanding reform, rather than reshuffling ministers. "This new government should be just the beginning, just a new prime minister and new ministers does not necessarily mean a change, clear lines of policy will have to be declared," he told the BBC's The World This Weekend programme. Asked if he thought Mubarak might quit, Moussa said: "I don't think he is that type," but he added that he thought Mubarak was listening carefully to calls for reform. Moussa said he did not see himself as a president of Egypt. "I am not a candidate (for president), the constitution does not allow me to run However, he did not rule out playing a role if Egypt did move towards a multi-party system.
Charlie Hebdo investigator took own life hours after attack: report The Associated Press, Paris Wednesday, 14 January 2015 France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing Wednesday that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses since terror attacks left 20 dead in Paris last week, including three gunmen. The order came as Charlie Hebdo’s defiant new issue sold out before dawn around Paris, with scuffles at kiosks over dwindling copies of the satirical newspaper that fronted the Prophet Muhammad anew on its cover. France has been tightening security and searching for accomplices since the terror attacks began, but none of the 54 people have been linked to the attacks. That’s raising questions about whether President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government is impinging on the very freedom of speech that it so vigorously defends when it comes to Charlie Hebdo. In a separate post, the comic wrote an open letter to France’s interior minister.
Inside a pro-Russia propaganda machine in Ukraine Image copyright Twitter/@OaPb6uPdvtOTNtR A Russian "troll factory" in St Petersburg is working with the self-styled "Donetsk People's Republic" in eastern Ukraine to produce extreme propaganda videos that aim to discredit pro-Ukrainian elements and stir up the conflict in the region, BBC Russian has learned. A series of fake news videos produced by a group called the Russian Liberation Movement have emerged on YouTube dating from 23 August. The videos show extremist groups with hidden faces, distorted voices and posing with weapons. The fighters identify themselves with a confusing array of labels. 'The Fatherland' In one of these videos, six armed men are draped in a neo-Nazi flag. They appear to be extreme Russian anti-government nationalists, helping Ukrainians to fight what they describe as "Putin's bloody regime" in Eastern Ukraine and claim they are "turning their gaze towards the Fatherland". In later videos, the militants explain how to seize a building and use hand grenades.
Egypt protests: Military 'show of strength' in Cairo 30 January 2011Last updated at 17:19 The BBC's Jeremy Bowen: "It's the will of the people against the will of the president" Tension is mounting in the Egyptian capital Cairo after the military staged an apparent show of strength during a sixth day of anti-government protests. Two air force jets and a helicopter repeatedly flew low over Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the main gathering point for demonstrators. A column of tanks arrived there only to have its path blocked by protesters. Amid the stand-off, leading opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei arrived in Tahrir Square to address protesters. "You have taken back your rights and what we have begun cannot go back," he said, quoted by Reuters news agency. "I bow to the people of Egypt in respect. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for an "orderly transition" of power in Egypt. She told ABC News that Washington wanted to see change that would bring about a democratic government. Defiance Continue reading the main story
About - Serial On January 13, 1999, a girl named Hae Min Lee, a senior at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland, disappeared. A month later, her body turned up in a city park. She'd been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae's body. But Adnan has always maintained he had nothing to do with Hae’s death. Sarah Koenig, who hosts Serial, first learned about this case more than a year ago.
USA: Ryssland låg bakom attacken mot svenska medier Den 19 mars 2016 utsattes en rad svenska medier som Expressen, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens industri, Aftonbladet och Sydsvenskan för massiva så kallade överbelastningsattacker – som slog ut flera av de stora nyhetssajterna i flera timmar. Misstankarna riktades mot Ryssland – och nu bekräftar ett dokument från USA:s utrikesdepartement att Ryssland verkligen låg bakom attacken, skriver BuzzFeed. Klarspråk i utpekandet Av dokumentet, ett internt telegram, framgår att angreppet mot Sverige ingick i en rysk kampanj för att destabilisera Nato. "Telegrammet använder anmärkningsvärt klarspråk när det pekar ut den trolige förövaren bakom cyberattacken. Det är något som USA:s regering bara gör offentligt med enorm försiktighet ... och aldrig när det gäller en attack där USA inte är offret", skriver Kevin Collier, den amerikanska nyhetssajten BuzzFeeds cybersäkerhets-korrespondent. Försök att destabilisera Nato Texten fortsätter: Följer upp Hot mot demokratin Samtidigt som attack mot Clinton
Updates as they trickle in 21:15 - Thanks very much to a contact who has been on the phone to the Epigraphic Survey team at Chicago House (Oriental Institute in Luxor) and can confirm that as of a couple of hours ago they are safe. Good news. Although the State Department's official advice is that non-essential people should evacuate it's not clear if the survey people will be trying to leave or not. 17:25 - An update from Zahi Hawass on his drhawass.com website, transferred by fax, shown here in full in case there are difficulties accessing it later on: On Friday, January 28, 2011, when the protest marches began in Cairo, I heard that a curfew had been issued that started at 6.00pm on Friday evening until 7.00am on Saturday morning. 16:25 - Thanks very much to Kate's News from the Valley of the King's blog for an update on the JHU team from the temple of Mut, half of whom have left Luxor with the other half due to leave soon. CNN has reported on two tours and their experiences in Cairo.
Hullabaloo List of journalists killed in Russia Wikipedia list article We ask you, humbly: don't scroll away. Hi reader. This is the 10th time we’ve interrupted your reading recently, but 98% of our readers don't give. Many think they’ll give later, but then forget. This Wednesday we ask you to protect Wikipedia. Thank you! The dangers to journalists in Russia have been well known since the early 1990s but concern over the number of unsolved killings soared after Anna Politkovskaya's murder in Moscow on 7 October 2006. Methodology Among international monitors, the figures quoted for deaths of journalists in Russia have varied, sometimes considerably. In any list of deaths, compiled by monitors inside or outside the country, Russia ranks near the top for deaths. Those deliberately targeted for their work tended to be reporters, correspondents, and editors. 2009 reports on deaths of journalists in Russia Partial Justice and Anatomy of Injustice International comparisons Deaths and trials, statistics 2008