“India is of crucial importance”: An interview with Jimmy Wales

Syed Muzammiluddin, WikiMedia Blog, May 24, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good interview with the founder of Wikipedia on the place of India in the world of knowledge and culture. India "is as big and diverse as Europe, and yet it is still one nation.  There is a steady rise in access to the Internet in India, but there are obviously still difficult challenges around access and educational attainment," says Wales. "These are difficult times politically... an increase in rhetoric against foreigners or 'others' of all kinds." And we (not just Wikipedia) "can be a powerful force for peace, if we remain a powerful force for facts and free knowledge."
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