The Wikimedia Foundation supports some of the biggest free knowledge projects on the web. (Maybe you’ve heard of a little thing called Wikipedia.) Their annual transparency report showcases the ways their work protects users’ data and ability to access and share information. Read the Mule case study.
The cover subverts the foundation’s vision statement, “Image a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge” with strikethroughs representing the danger censorship poses to that vision. Don’t worry, this censorship is easily scratched off.
The significance of issues like government requests for user data is illustrated with relevant quotes at the start of each report section.
Color-washed imagery from Wikimedia Commons supports real-life stories of the work foundation legal staff does.
Data enthusiasts (of which there are many in the Wikimedian community) will find a fold-out insert of stats from the past year, clearly presented in clean, colorful text, tables, and graphics at the end of the report.
This report was an exciting opportunity to help folks doing amazing work communicate why it matters. I also had the added pleasure of watching these fly off the tables at Wikimania 2017.