Farah Jack Mustaklem (Fjmustak)
Farah at the Wikimedia Summit 2024
Farah Jack Mustaklem (Fjmustak)

«If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.»
-- Desmond Tutu

About me

I'm Farah (In Arabic: فرح), a passionate Wikimedian and free knowledge advocate. I started out by editing the Arabic and English Wikipedias in 2005. In 2014, I became one of the founders of the Wikimedians of the Levant User Group, and I continue to be in its board. I was also involved in establishing the Arabic Wikimedians User Group. I am also a member of Wikimedia UK. In the global movement, I have served on the Affiliations Committee which works closely with and advises the Board of Trustees to approve and support Wikimedia affiliates. I was on the Wikimedia Strategy Steering Committee. I currently serve on the Regional Grants Committee for Africa and the Middle East, one of the first committees in the Movement to become decentralized.

My work

As part of my work with Wikimedians of the Levant UG, I initiated the Wikipedia Education Program in Palestine, created partnerships with NGOs, and helped build a local community that still thrives despite the challenges. In the Arabic Wikimedians UG, we have been working on establishing a hub for the Arabic speaking Wikimedia community that fulfills the 2030 recommendation Ensure Equity in Decision-making. I have been involved in the 2030 Wikimedia Strategy since its inception in 2016, participating in formulating it as part of the Steering Committee and contributing to the discussions and decision-making since.

I am currently an editor on Arabic Wikipedia, autopatrolled on Wikimedia Commons, patroller and rollbacker on Arabic Wikisource. I also served as a VRT member. Over the years, I have made thousands of edits on Wikimedia projects.

Contact me

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