The Persian (Persian: ویکیپدیای فارسی, Romanized as Wikipediā, Dānešnāme-ye Āzād / "Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia") is the Persian language version of Wikipedia, pronounced "(Wikipediā)". The Persian version of was started in December 2003. It passed 1,000 articles on December 16, 2004 and 200,000 articles on July 10, 2012. Roozbeh Pournader is the project's first system operator, developer and bureaucrat.
In January 2013, close to 50,000 new articles were added within a month. A few days later, on 19 February 2013, the Persian reached 300,000 articles, ranking it 18th among alls based on number of articles.
It currently has 610,610 articles, making it the 18th largest Wikipedia by article count.
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In a November 2013 report published by the Center for Global Communication Studies of the University of Pennsylvania, researchers Collin Anderson and Nima Nazeri scanned 800,000 Persian language articles and found that the Iranian government blocks 963 of these pages. According to the authors, "Censors repeatedly targeted pages about government rivals, minority religious beliefs, and criticisms of the state, officials, and the police. Just under half of the blocked Wiki-pages are biographies, including pages about individuals the authorities have allegedly detained or killed." Anderson said that Persian, as a microcosm of the Iranian internet, is a "useful place to uncover the types of online content forbidden and an excellent template to identify keyword blocking themes and filtering rules that apply across the greater internet."
Persian's Nowruz logo (21 March 2015)
Persian's Nowruz logo (21 March 2016)
Persian's Nowruz logo (21 March 2017)
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