Communications/WeMissTurkey

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It is March 2018. Wikipedia is blocked in Turkey. This marks 10 months of people in Turkey having no access to the world’s free knowledge, and people around the world not learning from Turkish citizens.

We want to re-energize the conversation around Wikipedia in Turkey and galvanize public opinion to support unblocking the site. To do this, we are planning a week-long social media push to express why #WeMissTurkey.

Objectives[edit]

  1. Express the worldwide “loss of knowledge” from the Wikipedia block in Turkey
  2. Earn wide attention & engagement with Wikimedia point-of-view on this block
  3. Inspire support for Wikipedia in Turkey

Getting involved[edit]

  • Amplify the message - Help us reach a wide audience and communicate why it's critical to lift the block of Wikipedia in Turkey
  • Share your thoughts - Express how this block impacts you
    • Publish a social media message about what you miss learning from Turkey with the campaign message #WeMissTurkey
  • Translate the message - Expand the reach of our messages to more cultures
    • Add a translation for your language
  • Add a Facebook photo frame - Show your support for Wikipedia in Turkey
  • Share a poster - Show the world what it is missing about Turkish knowledge and culture
    • Post a "#WeMissTurkey" poster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, group chats, and wherever else you can advocate!
    • Make sure to use the campaign message #WeMissTurkey
  • Design your own poster
    • Develop your view of what the world is missing because of the block
    • Use the campaign message "#WeMissTurkey" + "Let the world continue to learn from Turkey" + "Unblock Wikipedia"
    • Upload your poster to Wikimedia Commons and add it to the WeMissTurkey category

Timing[edit]

Launch: Monday - March 5th

  • Campaign launch at approximately 5 PM GMT

Continuing: March 6 - on

  • Wikipedia tweets facts of Turkey according to a different theme each day
  • Artists & Wikipedia share posters
  • Wikimedia communities invited to translate message, share "WeMissTurkey" messages, and share "WeMissTurkey" posters
  • Supporters invited to add "#WeMissTurkey" Facebook frames

Messages[edit]

Key message[edit]

For nearly 10 months, Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey. Turkey, we miss sharing knowledge with you and learning from you. We need your knowledge, your expertise, your voice. #WeMissTurkey Unblock Wikipedia!

Translations[edit]

You can utilize this page's translation setup to find or help us translate this information and campaign into other languages.

Please avoid[edit]

  • Political critiques or messaging (we want this to be about Turkey and its culture, not direct political opposition)
  • Offensive language (no swear words!)
  • Criticisms of people, genders, religions, ethnicities, languages, cultures, and sexualities

Posters[edit]

We want to illustrate what the world is missing because of the Turkish block of Wikipedia. So we have created some posters in collaboration with Turkish artists. Please share one (or all) of the posters with your social media followings to inspire support for Wikipedia in Turkey.

From Turkish artists[edit]

Posters made by Turkish artists to support the "WeMissTurkey" campaign.

How to make your own[edit]

Objectives

  • Visualize what the world is missing about Turkey because of the block
  • Illustrate the beauty and energy of Turkish society, knowledge, culture
  • Inspire sadness that this block is not ending

Specifications

  • 1 poster
  • Size: A3 (Metric: 297 x 420 mm | Imperial: 11.7 x 16.5 in)
  • Format: SVG

Please include

  • Title: #WeMissTurkey (can be translated!)
  • Slogan: Let the world continue to learn from Turkey. Unblock Wikipedia! (can be translated)

Please avoid

  • Political critiques or messaging (we want this to be about Turkey and its culture, not direct political opposition)
  • Offensive language (no swear words!)
  • Criticisms of people, genders, religions, ethnicities, languages, cultures, and sexualities