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Wikimedia UK Editathon: Middle Eastern Human Rights - 4 November 2018[edit]

This event page is for resources and pages to be edited as part of the Wikimedia UK workshop at Newspeak House on November 4, 2018


  1. Make sure you have created an account on wikipedia.org by going to the Create Account page.
  2. Sign into the dashboard to log your edits here.
  3. Welcome and introduction to the rules and guidelines of editing Wikipedia.
  4. Lunch
  5. Find an article that needs to be improved and start adding facts!

Suggested pages to edit[edit]

Freedom of expression

Blasphemy law

Migrant workers rights


Women’s rights





WikiProject Human Rights is a hub for work on human rights pages on Wikipedia, and worth checking out for ideas.

Front Line Defenders - Sulaiman Yousif Binjassem

Front Line Defenders - Abdulhakim Al Fadhli

Front Line Defenders - Hadeel Buqrais

Front Line Defenders - Shaikha Binjasim

Front Line Defenders - by location

GC4HR: Iraq: Woman human rights defender Dr. Su’ad Al-Ali assassinated in Basra

Gulf Center for Human Rights - in the news

Guardian:Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty against female human rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham

AWID: Women human rights defenders

MEE:Egyptian security forces arrest 19 rights activists and lawyers (including Huda Abelmonem)

MEO:Egypt arrests 19 rights activists

Independent: Tara Fares: Iraqi social media star who attacked those who ‘chop off heads to prove there is a God’

Iranian International TV: UK-based Iranian opposition channel 'linked to Saudi crown prince'

Iran: Environmentalists Face Capital Charges

GCHR: Twitter account of human rights lawyer Abeer Al-Haddad hacked after she sued the head of the Central Apparatus

Oman: Writer and Internet activist Abdullah Habib released

Azza Soliman: Raised on justice and kindness

Yemen: Human rights activist abducted by the Huthi armed group must be released

Yemen: prominent human rights activist Abdulrasheed al-Faqih arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights Network

VOA: Iran Executes 3 Kurdish Activists, Sources Say

Imprisoned Kurdish journalist Zehra Dogan wins Courage in Journalism Award

Migrant Rights in the Arab World

The Universal Periodic Review

Uproar - Digital Rights at the Universal Periodic Review