February 13, 2014
Arabic Wikipedia Is a Flashpoint -- and a Beacon
Alice Su, Wired
Rami Tarawneh knew something was wrong when security in a Middle Eastern airport made him wait for three hours. The 36-year-old Jordanian traveled throughout the region often, but this was the first time that mukhabarat, secret police, had pulled him aside with a specific demand: Give us the IP address of a particular Arabic Wikipedia user.
TAGGED: Arabic, Wikipedia