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維基媒體基金會理事會選舉/2022年/候選人/Farah Jack Mustaklem

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Farah Jack Mustaklem (Fjmustak)

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Farah at Wikimedia Conference 2018
  • 个人:
    • 姓名: Farah Jack Mustaklem
    • 所在地: Palestine, UK
    • 語言: en-N, ar-N, fr-2, he-2, es-2
  • 编辑史:
    • 何时成为维基人: 2005
    • 活跃的wiki: ar-wiki, en-wiki, commons
Introductory statement / Application summary.
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I have been an editor in the Arabic and English Wikipedias since 2005 with contributions in a variety of different fields. I've also contributed hundreds of photos to Commons. As far as offline activities go, I am a founding member of the Wikimedians of the Levant User Group, and a member of the Arabic Wikimedians User Group, and initiator of the Wikipedia Education Program in Palestine. Additionally, I've served on movement-wide bodies: I was an AffCom member, a member of the Wikimedia Strategy Steering Committee, and currently a member of the Regional Grants Committee.
  • 組織策略與管理
  • 企業級平台技術和/或產品開發
  • 公共政策和法律
  • 社會數據科學、大數據分析和機器學習


Of the skill areas identified as needs by the Board, my experience in organizational strategy stems from my involvement in the steering committee for the Wikimedia strategy deliberations, as well as following the process throughout its different stages. The other area I claim experience in is the area of data analytics. As a software engineer for over 20 years developing analytics software for the semiconductor industry, including big data solutions, I am well aware of the field of big data analytics, and have dabbled with machine learning, but am by no means an expert in it. Additionally, my management experience spans over 8 years: I’ve managed a diverse team developing products using different software technologies.
Although I do not have any lived experiences in the regions designated as especially interesting, I believe living in West Asia, in the Arab World, and especially in Palestine gives me a unique perspective on that part of the World. Living in Palestine poses a unique challenge, as one has to deal daily with both a developing country, and with military occupation. Navigating different systems, be the legal, financial, or otherwise, and living with uncertainty builds resilience and broadens one’s horizons. One example of the challenges I’d faced in my role as treasurer of the Wikimedians of the Levant User Group was that of moving (small amounts of) money to different countries in the region: a routine operation most in the more developed countries would not give much thought to. Having lived in the USA and the UK as well as in Palestine has opened my eyes to the different perspectives on life and given me the ability to discern and to understand the nuances of each country.
I am fluent in both Arabic and English at a native level. As a macrolanguage, Arabic has various dialects, spanning a large area across two continents. In addition to Modern Standard Arabic, I am fluent in the Levantine dialect and have a good understanding the other dialects. Additionally, I have basic conversational ability in French, Spanish, and Hebrew. I am continually learning new languages; currently I’m learning Dutch. My exposure to multiple cultures due to living in and traveling to different regions, as well as reading and inquiring about worldwide cultures and communicating with people from around the globe are the basis of my intercultural awareness.
In addition to advocating for free and open knowledge through the various Wikimedia activities, from editing Wikipedia to holding editing workshops (including a workshop for Syrian refugees in the Netherlands) and the Wikipedia Education Program in Palestinian universities, I have been vocal in supporting digital rights and other human rights. Digital rights are a universal human right, and are not limited to one country or the other. Any attack on digital rights anywhere is relevant elsewhere. From opposing SOPA and supporting net neutrality in the US, to opposing website blocking and the controversial “Electronic Crimes Law” enacted by the Palestinian Authority and other repressive regimes in the region, the struggle is real. These laws are used to encroach upon free speech and to silence political dissent in the guise of electronic crimes. I was involved in advocacy and activism to repeal the Palestinian law, which resulted in amending it adding safeguards for free speech. I have participated in and spoken at digital rights conferences in Palestine and in the region, working with like-minded organizations.
As a Palestinian who has lived in Palestine for most of my life, I have had the chance to experience first-hand the discrimination based on ethnicity and religious identity, as well as understand how different privileges are conferred onto different groups of people. I consider myself lucky to be among the more privileged, whose struggles pale in comparison to those further down the privilege scale.
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2022 Board of Trustees Analysis Committee Rating

This table shows the candidate rating provided by the 2022 Board of Trustees Analysis Committee
Candidate Name Wikimedia Background Sought Skills Sought Regional Experience Human Rights & Underrepresentation Overall rating from the average score of the four categories Overall rating from the average score of the nine criteria
Farah Jack Mustaklem Gold Silver Gold Silver Silver Gold