Talk:Free Expression Policy Project/GA1

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Reviewer: Seabuckthorn (talk · contribs) 21:21, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Nominator:Cirt (talk)

Hi! My review for this article will be here shortly. SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  21:21, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Oh, wow, that was quick! Thank you, Seabuckthorn, for reviewing this article related to my quality improvement project of improving articles on Wikipedia on topics of freedom of speech and censorship, much appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 00:02, 1 March 2014 (UTC)


1: Well-written

WP:LEAD:

Check for WP:LEAD:

  1. Check for Correct Structure of Lead Section:  Done
  2. Check for Citations (WP:LEADCITE):  Done
  3. Check for Introductory text:  Done
    • Check for Provide an accessible overview (MOS:INTRO):  Done
      • Major Point 1: History "Civil liberties lawyer Marjorie Heins founded the nonprofit organization in 2000. Based in Manhattan, New York, it was initially associated with the National Coalition Against Censorship, and subsequently operated as part of the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School." & "The FEPP conducted a survey in 2001 which revealed that online monitoring software including Net Nanny, SurfWatch and Cybersitter cast too broad a net and often blocked legitimate educational websites in their attempts to censor material from youths. In 2003, the organization assisted 33 academics in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a challenge to a law which restricted the sale of violent video games to minors. In coordination with the Brennan Center for Justice of New York University Law School, the FEPP released a public policy report in 2006 on the inefficiency of Internet filtering; the report concluded freedom of expression was harmed by such online censorship activity. In 2007 the FEPP became independent of its prior supportive organizations the National Coalition Against Censorship and New York University Law School." (summarised well in the lead)
      • Major Point 2: Analysis "The New Walford Guide to Reference Resources praised the FEPP website for its links to resources on freedom of expression and censorship. FEPP has been characterized by the Austin American-Statesman as a think tank devoted to researching the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Denver Post described the organization as a censorship watchdog organization, and a separate article from the same newspaper called it a left-of-center politically-aligned group which advocated for both intellectual freedom and artistic freedom." (summarised well in the lead)
    • Check for Relative emphasis:  Done
      • Major Point 1: History "Civil liberties lawyer Marjorie Heins founded the nonprofit organization in 2000. Based in Manhattan, New York, it was initially associated with the National Coalition Against Censorship, and subsequently operated as part of the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School." & "The FEPP conducted a survey in 2001 which revealed that online monitoring software including Net Nanny, SurfWatch and Cybersitter cast too broad a net and often blocked legitimate educational websites in their attempts to censor material from youths. In 2003, the organization assisted 33 academics in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a challenge to a law which restricted the sale of violent video games to minors. In coordination with the Brennan Center for Justice of New York University Law School, the FEPP released a public policy report in 2006 on the inefficiency of Internet filtering; the report concluded freedom of expression was harmed by such online censorship activity. In 2007 the FEPP became independent of its prior supportive organizations the National Coalition Against Censorship and New York University Law School." (the lead gives due weight as is given in the body)
      • Major Point 2: Analysis "The New Walford Guide to Reference Resources praised the FEPP website for its links to resources on freedom of expression and censorship. FEPP has been characterized by the Austin American-Statesman as a think tank devoted to researching the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Denver Post described the organization as a censorship watchdog organization, and a separate article from the same newspaper called it a left-of-center politically-aligned group which advocated for both intellectual freedom and artistic freedom." (the lead gives due weight as is given in the body)
    • Check for Opening paragraph (MOS:BEGIN):  Done
      • Check for First sentence (WP:LEADSENTENCE):  Done
        • Free Expression Policy Project (FEPP) is an organization devoted to assisting researchers with assembling information related to freedom of speech, media democracy, and copyright, and advocating for these issues.
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      • Check for Abbreviations and synonyms (MOS:BOLDSYN): None
      • Check for Foreign language (MOS:FORLANG): None
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  1. Check for Body sections: WP:BODY, MOS:BODY.  Done
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  2. Check for Standard appendices and footers (MOS:APPENDIX):  Done
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    • Check for See also section (MOS:SEEALSO): None
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    • Check for Further reading (WP:FURTHER): None
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    • Check for Expressions of doubt (WP:ALLEGED):  Done
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  2. Check for Expressions that lack precision:  Done
    • Check for Euphemisms (WP:EUPHEMISM):  Done
    • Check for Clichés and idioms (WP:IDIOM):  Done
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    • Check for Neologisms (WP:PEA): None
  3. Check for Offensive material (WP:F***):  Done

Check for WP:MOSFICT:  Done

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WP:EMBED:
None


2: Verifiable with no original research

WP:RS:
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  1. Check for the material (WP:RSVETTING): (contentious)  Done
    • Is it contentious?: Yes
    • Does the ref indeed support the material?:
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  3. Check for Contentious material about living persons (WP:BLP): NA
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3: Broad in its coverage

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b. Focused:
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4: Neutral

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4. Fair representation without bias:  Done

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  11. Check for Attributing and specifying biased statements (WP:ATTRIBUTEPOV):  Done
  12. Check for Fringe theories and pseudoscience (WP:PSCI): None
  13. Check for Religion (WP:RNPOV): None


5: Stable: No edit wars, etc: Yes

6: Images  Done (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic)

Images:
 Done

6: Images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content:  Done

  1. Check for copyright tags (WP:TAGS):  Done
    • Image 1 (Marjorie Heins.jpg): This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. This version permits free use, including commercial use.
  2. Check for copyright status:  Done
    • Image 1 (Marjorie Heins.jpg): Free.
  3. Check for non-free content (WP:NFC): None
  4. Check for valid fair use rationales (WP:FUR): NA

6: Images are provided if possible and are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:  Done

  1. Check for image relevance (WP:IMAGE RELEVANCE):  Done
    • Image 1 (Marjorie Heins.jpg): Relevant.
  2. Check for Images for the lead (WP:LEADIMAGE): None
  3. Check for suitable captions (WP:CAPTION):  Done
    • Caption: "Marjorie Heins at an event for the National Coalition Against Censorship in 2009" succinct and informative


As per the above checklist, there are no issues with the article and it’s a GA. The prose quality in particular is meticulous and engrossing. Thank you very much for your diligence in writing such great articles. SFriendly.svg

Promoting the article to GA status. SCongratulate.svg --Seabuckthorn  21:15, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks very much, Seabuckthorn, thanks for reviewing another of my quality improvement projects related to the subjects of freedom of speech and censorship, much appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 00:23, 5 March 2014 (UTC)