Thank You/Salah Almhamdi
Wikipedia helped document my country’s revolution in real time. Now, we’re rebuilding Tunisia from the ground up — and Wikipedia can help.
Building a new Tunisia is an incredible challenge for all of us, but I feel strongly that by following the spirit of Wikipedia — collaboration, openness, sharing — we’ll create a nation that reflects all of our values.
For the first time, average citizens like me have the power to express our opinions freely and help shape the laws we’ll live by.
Today, we’re even using a collaborative website like Wikipedia to draft a new national constitution! And just like on Wikipedia, anyone can have a voice in shaping it.
Our government is like a new Wikipedia article coming together. Numerous collaborators offer unique information and perspectives, and together, the group forms something better than any single person could have made alone.
It’s a beautiful thing to help build.
— Salah Almhamdi
Salah lives in Kasserine, Tunisia. He first began editing Wikipedia in 2009; however his participation increased substantially during his country's revolution in early 2011, as he helped document day-to-day developments, reporting on key bloggers and popular slogans. Today, he's involved with English, Arabic and French Wikipedia, along with Wikimedia Commons.
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