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8 Oct 3:00am Spread the word: the Iraqis translating the internet into Arabic
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Ameen al-Jaleeli and a team of student translators are working to empower people with knowledge When Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul, human life was not the only thing in peril. Knowledge was, too. Fortunately, Ameen al-Jaleeli understood this. He used a friend’s wifi to transfer a vast batch of Wikipedia files for offline usage. When the militants cut the cables in July 2016, he was ready.
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