World / Crime & Legal Dec 26, 2019

Turkey's block on Wikipedia violates rights, court rules

The Turkish Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that blocking access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia within Turkey is a violation of freedom of expression, a lawyer representing the organization and various media reports said. The ruling opens the way for lifting the block on the website, which ...

Japanese Wikipedia entries top 1 million

National Apr 30, 2016

Japanese Wikipedia entries top 1 million

The number of Japanese-language articles on Wikipedia passes the 1 million mark, eclipsing Japan’s most well-known printed encyclopedia, with more than 100 entries added per day.

World / Social Issues Aug 7, 2014

Wikipedia fights back against Europe's 'right to be forgotten'

Wikipedia fought back against Europe's "right to be forgotten" by listing the online encyclopaedia's articles removed from search results, snubbing a court ruling that allows people to stop personal information appearing under Internet searches. The Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit organization that runs the free online ...