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China's partial block removal

Coverage continues of China's partial block removal (See last week's Signpost article). The Globe and Mail provides coverage including an explanation of how China's "blocking is not uniform across the country." International Freedom of Expression Exchange ("IFEX") noted that "RSF took the opportunity to hail the courage of the people in charge of Wikipedia who ... refused to yield to the Chinese government's censorship requests." The Australian subsidiary, Australian IT, provided similar coverage quoting Andrew Lih and RSF.

Citizendium coverage expands - compared to Wikipedia

Wikipedia continues to be covered as part of the launch of Citizendium. Coverage of Citizendium has accelerated with this week's coverage represented by the following articles:

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Has it actually published an article? Anyone know? - Ta bu shi da yu 09:43, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not yet. They're doing a lot of discussion and organisational set up at the moment. The wiki has reportedly been up and running internally since 19th October but has not yet been opened up to the Internet. Larry is promising it Real Soon Now though. So maybe next week. -- Derek Ross | Talk 15:52, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Just a note about this, the editor in chief of JURIST edits on Wikipedia as User:Bernard Hibbitts, normally adding links to JURIST entries. The entries I've seen in the topic of which I am knowledgeable are pretty high quality, so I didn't dissuade him, though I did give a mild caution and directed him to look through WP:SPAM. He's interested in doing more work with Wikimedia projects, so perhaps people might be interested in checking in with him or the Signpost may want to interview him about why JURIST, as a Webby winner, uses Wikipedia as a reference. - BanyanTree 16:11, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SeekingAlpha mention

In this article from SeekingAlpha, Wikipedia's articles on silver was mentioned. —Mike 20:11, 24 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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