In the media
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- "Thank God for Wikipedia and Google": The Patriot-News reports on how transgender and non-binary Pennsylvanians communicated and sought information on the internet. "[T]hank God for Wikipedia and Google!" one said. (Nov. 17)
- Paging Dr. Wiki: Of the "8 Things That Made My Hospital Stay Extremely Uncomfortable", according to Felix Clay of Cracked, number 7 was doctor referring to Wikipedia: "Dude, don't do that. Don't read those things. Know those things. Know everything about them, or at the very least Google it on your phone so I can't tell I'm being treated by Dr. Wiki who got his medical degree from a line of dialogue he remembered from House and used it to make an edit about antibiotic resistances at 3 a.m." (Nov. 17)
- Imprisoned Wikimedian: Global Voices Online reports on disturbing news about Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian open-source software developer and Wikimedian who has been imprisoned by the Syrian government since 2012. Khartabil's wife, lawyer and human rights activist Noura Ghazi, posted on Facebook: "I've just gotten disturbing and shocking news that Bassel has been sentenced to death. I think this means that the transfer to military prison was very dangerous. I really don't know other news. May God help him, we hope it's not too late. We are worried sick about his life." (Nov. 13)
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