- Jimmy Wales: Syria is one of the world's most oppressed -- and beleaguered -- nations
- Wales: Syrian volunteer Bassel Khartabil had the courage to dream of a different reality
- Where knowledge suffers, people suffer, Wales says
Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia.org as well as other wiki-related organizations, including the charitable organization Wikimedia Foundation and the for-profit company Wikia Inc. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Wikipedia turned 15 last week. What started as a small, volunteer-led project has since grown to become one of the world's most popular websites. And today, the volunteers who build and maintain Wikipedia have advocated for its values in ways I could never have imagined -- under extraordinary, and often deeply difficult, circumstances.