Michelle Paulson posted this excellent post to the Wikimedia Blog last week – I’m remiss in not getting it up here sooner. It concerns an unacceptable action taken by a Greek politician in an attempt to silence the Greek Wikipedia in its article about him – information that was widely spread and well-sourced.
Because of his involvement with Wikipedia, Greek Wikipedia user and administrator Diu is a target of legal action by politician and academic Theodore Katsanevas. Mr. Katsanevas complains that the Greek-language Wikipedia article about him contains some unflattering statements. Instead of addressing his concerns with the Greek-language Wikipedia community through the appropriate processes, Mr. Katsanevas chose to file a lawsuit against Diu.
We are all Diu.
I’m proud to work for the Wikimedia Foundation, which stepped up to support Diu using our legal fees assistance program.