[EURO-Discuss] WIKIPEDIA for World Heritage

Manuel Schneider manuel.schneider at wikimedia.ch
Tue May 24 14:26:41 UTC 2011

Dear all,

a bit off-topic but I was assured that I may post this here:

Our german friends at Wikimedia Deutschland, the national support 
organisation between the Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, has 
started a petition to convince the german government to nominate 
Wikipedia as world heritage site at the UNESCO.

So may I ask you - any EURALO members or interested ALSes - to sign up 
at this petition:


Of course that I as the contact person of Wikimedia CH, the swiss 
Wikimedia chapter, am in favour of that petition, nonetheless of the 
arguable chance to actually get selected. Even the discussions and 
arguments that would follow the nomination are (in my personal opinion) 
worth to start this process.
Wikipedia would be the first digital cultur phenomenon that has been 
discussed at UNESCO. The vision to make knowledge available for every 
human being in the world has driven a massive movement in the last 10 
years - also outside Wikipedia itself.

Read here an article about this idea the New York Times:


Thanks a lot,

Manuel Schneider

Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Wikimedia CH - Association for the advancement of free knowledge

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