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WIKIPEDIA Censors Mordechai Vanunu: Again!Eileen Fleming Salem-News.com
I will persist to report on ongoing injustice that The Media doesn’t and WIKI doesn’t want to allow.
(CLERMONT, Fla.) - On the last day of August Mordechai Vanunu updated the world regarding his inspired public plea to Israel: Vanunu CANCEL,Revoking my Citizenship-MAY 5-2011eng’
Under “Arrests and hearings” on Vanunu’s WIKI page, I posted:
On 31 August 2011, Vanunu wrote: “The court hearing about the restrictions, not to speak to foreigners, not to leave Israel will be on Oct’ 3 (it is possible the date can be changed). About canceling my Israel citizenship, we are waiting to hear from Interior minister or we will have one more court hearing.” www.youtube.com/user/vanunuvmjc
On the first day of September I checked Vanunu’s Wiki page and discovered Vanunu’s words had been censored and not even a message or warning from the ‘Wiki Team’ editors to me as has been our history.
My battles with the Powers that be at WIKIPEDIA began years ago when I edited the very first line, which WIKI edited back wrong: Mordechai Vanunu (Hebrew: מרדכי ואנונו); (born 14 October 1954.
On Vanunu Facebook page he writes “born on October 13, 1954” but WIKI does not accept Vanunu’s own words as credible witness and what follows is a short excerpt from: June 17, 2010: Mordechai Vanunu, Mainstream Media, Wikipedia and a PS: To the Book Publishing World <
When Israel sent Vanunu back to solitary confinement on 23 May 2010; punishment for speaking to foreign media in 2004, I was kept occupied for over a week responding to over 100 Vanunu Google NEWS ALERTS, because the vast majority were based on erroneous information as to why Vanunu was sent back to jail.
To clarify The Media’s errors and ‘sin’ of omissions, I emailed them all the facts, but once again, not one of the Mainstream Media outlets bothered to reply.
What I emailed many Top Mainstream Media News Outlets and Ombudsmen:
Why Israel Put Mordechai Vanunu Back In Jail
The day before Vanunu returned to jail he emailed me:
From: Vanunu Mordechai J C.
I posted a link to the above article on Vanunu’s WIKI page, and when it was deleted, I emailed WIKI inquiring why and was informed:
“Wikipedia is governed by consensus, and no one editor may have ultimate control over what is and is not included in an article, including determination of the inclusion of links to articles outside of Wikipedia. This includes editors who may be reporters, plumbers, governors, senators, presidents, kings, emperors, or whatever other position of authority outside Wikipedia they may hold.”
Another member of the WIKI team explained:
“Wikipedia’s role is to be an encyclopedia, and not a news source or analysis/opinion/commentary source. Most newspapers and magazines combine those two roles to some degree. Wikipedia, as an encyclopedia, isn’t here for those purposes. We’re here to be a reference source of record…
“Wikipedia’s role is to be an encyclopedia…It’s appropriate to bring your ongoing coverage of Mr. Vanunu to the attention of those of us who sometimes edit the article to update and improve it. The most appropriate way to do that would be to post links to print media publication of your articles on him…”
On June 8, 2010, I replied to the WIKI team:
I very much appreciate your clarifications and thus, I have more questions.
As I received no reply from my June 8 inquiry, I took it as a GO ahead and on June 12, 2010 I posted under “Imprisonment” on Vanunu’s WIKI page:
On 22 May 2010, Mordechai Vanunu wrote why he was to return to prison on 23 May 2010 for a three-month sentence.
The link lead to the Salem-News.com article, but, once again the link disappeared, although “Salem-News.com is also the first exclusively Web news organization in the world. Not a blog, but a full service multimedia news site staffed by award-winning professional journalists and a wealth of diverse writers from all over the U.S. and also in places like Canada, Vietnam and Mexico. Salem-News.com was created as a present and future answer for the needs of a wide range of news consumers in Oregon, across the nation and around the world.”
On Vanunu’s WIKI Talk page a WIKI volunteer editor who “may be a reporter, plumber, governor, senator, president, king, emperor, or whatever” informed me
I have no desire to engage in a battle with any “reporter, plumber, governor, senator, president, king, emperor, or whatever” but I am in solidarity with giving readers factual, encyclopedic and well written material regarding Vanunu’s life and actions, and this is all she wrote on that: BEYOND NUCLEAR:
And I will persist to report on ongoing injustice that The Media doesn’t and WIKI doesn’t want to allow.
Eileen Fleming is the Producer of "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org, Eileen is a Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com, Author of "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory" and the soon to be released "BEYOND NUCLEAR: Some of my Experiences of Mordechai Vanunu and the Holy Land: 2005-2010" youtube.com/user/eileenfleming. Eileen is a unique leader in her state and she intends to run for a Florida Congressional seat in the future, to help speed the process of change that is so demanded today. Like many who walk in similar steps, Eileen, like other writers at Salem-News.com, is an outspoken advocate for humanity and she has no tolerance for the oppressive forces of the world.
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