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Banned Books Wikithon

September 27th, 2020 1:00 PM   --   5:00 PM

Freedom of the press has been centrally important in the history of humanism, and its defence a thread running throughout. Many of humanist heritage’s key individuals, both well and lesser known, have fought for press freedom as writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers.

Join Humanists UK via Zoom to mark Banned Books Week by improving representation of these figures on the English-language Wikipedia.

Drawing on Humanists UK’s Humanist Heritage project, and supported by guidance from Wikimedia UK, we will create, edit, and add to Wikipedia entries relating to press freedom, highlighting the contributions of humanists and freethinkers. Learn about the fascinating history of campaigns for press freedom, whilst developing your digital skills and learning how to edit Wikipedia.

Both beginners and more experienced editors are welcome to participate.

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