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Friday, May 10 • 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Language as political commons. Building policies & practices on language that reinforce inclusiveness of the commons

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Language is the oldest of humanity’s commons. A language belongs to everybody speaking it, carrying emotions, stories, anecdotes and traditions that can be both public and private. Language diversity helps participate in commoning in the way that is most intuitively understood. No wonder that in some political settings a politically sensitive language is first to be policed, forbidden, and erased. By nourishing and honoring language diversity in and via the commons, our community can counteract marginalisation and erasure of the wealth of the human experience. But are we doing a good job?

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Anass Sedrati

Wikimedia Morocco
Anass Sedrati holds a Bachelor of Arts in MENA cultures and international relations (2017, Stockholm University – Sweden) and two engineering degrees in Telecommunication from Telecom ParisTech (France) and The Royal Institute of Technology (2012, KTH – Sweden). Since 2016,he... Read More →
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Anna Mazgal

EU Policy Advisor, Wikimedia
I work for Wikimedia as EU Policy Advisor based in Brussels, specialising in and platform regulation issues from the perspective of freedom of expression. I coordinated a working group for Wikimedia Movement strategy in advocacy. Previously I was head of policy at Centrum Cyfrowe... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:25pm WEST
Dili Room, 4th Floor, Museu do Oriente Av. Brasília 352, 1350-279 Lisboa, Portugal