The freedom of the press has been centrally important in the history of humanism, and its defence a thread running throughout. Many of humanist heritage’s key individuals, both well and lesser known, have fought for press freedom as writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers. Join Humanists UK and Conway Hall on World Press Freedom Day to improve representation of these figures on Wikipedia.
Drawing on Conway Hall’s library collections and Humanists UK’s Humanist Heritage project, we will create, edit and add to Wikipedia entries relating to press freedom, highlighting the contributions of humanists and freethinkers. Learn about the fascinating history of campaigns for press freedom, whilst developing your digital skills and learning how to edit Wikipedia.
Both beginners and more experienced editors are welcome. A limited number of laptops can be provided on the day, but please bring your own if possible.
We are committed to promoting inclusive practice at Conway Hall. Due to the constraints of our historic building, there is currently no step-free access to the Library. Please see our Access and Visitor Information for further accessibility information or contact us at Librarian@conwayhall.org.uk. We vary the location of our events between the Library and other ground-level rooms, and are working to ensure that everyone is able to attend all our events in the future.