[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Education SAARC conference application

2019-05-10 Thread Ananth Subray
Greetings from CIS-A2K,

The Wikimedia Education SAARC conference will take place on 20-22 June
2019. Wikimedians from Indian, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and
Afghanistan can apply for the scholarship. This event will take place at Christ
University
,
Bangalore. The application will be open from 10-05-2019 to 20-05-2019. For
more information, you can visit the event page
[2].
Please fill this form

to
show your interest to join the conference[3].

[1]. *https://goo.gl/maps/EkNfU7FTqAz5Hf977
*
[2].
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Education_SAARC_conference/Registration

[3].
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb1O9Dy06ZGzGhYa9NsPf4Tb3d0bWuD2GsiWlzgjMIny_1EA/viewform

Thanks and Regards,


*ANANTH SUBRAY P V*

Programme Associate at The Centre for Internet & Society


Secretary of Wikipedia & Education User Group


Co-founder of Lakshya


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[Wikimedia-l] Jimmy & Katherine for Tatarstan's July Wikimedia Educational Forum?

2019-05-10 Thread Фархад Фаткуллин / Farhad Fatkullin
Dear Wikimedia colleagues,

This is a preliminary heads-up & public outreach email on the initiative to 
invite Global representatives of Wikimedia Movement to speak at a Wikimedia 
projects dedicated program of Tatarstan Youth IT FORUM 2019 (July 16-21).[1]

The event is to bring together over a thousand young members of Selet Youth 
movement,[2] a partner of Wikimedia Russia & WUG TAT within a joint Selet 
WikiSchool project,[3] which is currently running its 4th session.[4]The 
project with Selet itself was initiated in 2016 on the request of Selet Founder 
Professor Dzhavdet Suleymanov [5] (Kazan Federal University & Tatarstan Academy 
of Sciences, D.S. in Computational Math, Founder of a Regional Applied 
Semiotics Institute).[6] Recently our institutional partner inquired on the 
willingness of Russia, CIS & Global Wikimedia Community to take the existing 
relationship to a new level, proposed to sign an MOU & start integrating 
participation in Wikimedia Projects & Programmatic activities into their 
ongoing Youth Outreach & Extracurricular Education work.

On the part of the speakers of Russian, we are to have Stanislav Kozlovsky [7] 
of Wikimedia Russia [8] & Wikimedia Education Program @ Moscow State 
University[9] & Susanna Mkrtchan [10] of Wikimedia Armenia  [11] & Wikipedia & 
Education UG [12]), both of whom expressed their preliminary agreement to come 
& speak. This email is meant to inquire about our Global Community's readiness, 
as well as Katherine Maher & Jimmy Wales' willingness & availability to join us 
in this effort. Formal invitation letters to our non-Russian colleagues will 
eventually be sent by official representatives of Wikimedia Russia, as well as 
the President of Tatarstan [13] (on the request of Selet).

Selet camps started back in 1994 by members of local academic community as an 
extracurricular educational activities engaging the winners of various regional 
contests - I've been an active participant in 1995-1998, as a winner of 
regional high-school contests (Physics/English), later as a co-teacher & a team 
leader. Annual Summer Forum bringing together participants of thematic camps 
from around the region takes place in the vicinity of historic site of Volga 
Bulgaria capital of Bilär. Before Wikimania Montreal in 2017, we made a public 
presentation of WikiSchool at the Forum whose topic was Environment, Green 
Energy & SDGs. To my knowledge, this is the second time the event has an IT 
focused session.The idea of the Wikimedia-specific component was born within 
Selet. Funding for the session was requested from Tatarstan President by the 
Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic (Tatarstan Minister for ICT),[14] who was 
previously instrumental in moving Tatarstan.ru portal to CC-BY 4.0 last August 
[15] & later gave me a chance to present Smart Region wiki-initiative [16] to 
the President of the Republic & Russia's Federal Deputy Prime-Minister back in 
February.[17]

This development seems to be a logical extension of the fact that State 
Bilingualism Working Group under Tatarstan President Chief of Staff very much 
welcomes contribution of Tatar Wikimedians, Wikimedia Russia & WMF towards 
supporting Tatar-language projects - this was witnessed to me by the Regional 
Minister for Culture,[18] when she met me right after one of their 
cross-departmental meetings, immediately inviting Wikimedians to come up with 
something in the GLAM realm that could be done together with her department. 
Recently I also wrote about the fact that Mr. President instructed our Regional 
Ministry of Education to look into introducing Wikimedia projects into 
Education (within or as an extracurricular activity)  - I was contacted by the 
department of Tatar language education programs).[19] It seems that in such an 
environment a high-caliber public support on the part of the global Wikimedia 
community with its official representatives speaking directly to the young 
generation of Tatarstanians could help make the volunteer participation in the 
movement more popular in the region. I understand that representatives of 
cultures with less centralization might be concerned this kind of cooperation 
might lead the movement astray, so here I can only reiterate that we are to 
stay cold-headed, transparent & open to opportunities we are presented with.[20]

On top of strengthening fledgling movement within Tatarstan & throughout the 
Tatar world,[21] such an appearance by recognized figures, if possible, 
appropriate and desired, will contribute to improving Wikimedia recognition 
throughout the Russian Federation (Tatarstan is one of its leading regions), as 
well as in the Muslim world (Tatarstan is one of Russia's Muslim republics, 
Tatarstan President is a Chair of OIC-Russia Strategic Vision Group).[22] This 
will also be a strong signal to Turkey & and other Turkic nations, with whom 
Tatars [23] have common ethnic & linguistic roots. Other countries keeping an 
eye on what's 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2019-05-10 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congrats to all board members.

Thanks,
Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(Marajozkee).
Sent from my iPhone

> On 10-May-2019, at 3:31 PM, Shani Evenstein  wrote:
> 
> Congrats!
> Very happy to see Lizzy joining the board.
> 
> Shani.
> 
> 
>> On Fri, 10 May 2019, 10:49 Frans Grijzenhout > 
>> yep, we are a little eco-friendly as well, frans
>> 
>> *Frans Grijzenhout*, voorzitter / chair
>> +31 6 5333 9499
>> --
>> *Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland*
>> Mariaplaats 3  -  3511 LH Utrecht
>> Kamer van Koophandel 17189036
>> http://www.wikimedia.nl/
>> 
>> 
>> Op vr 10 mei 2019 om 11:47 schreef Chris Keating <
>> chriskeatingw...@gmail.com
>>> :
>> 
 
 (new) Jan Bart de Vreede, community health
 
 
>>> I'm not sure "new" is quite the right word, possibly "recycled" ;)
>>> 
>>> Chris
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Supporting Wikinews [was: Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals]

2019-05-10 Thread Фархад Фаткуллин / Farhad Fatkullin
I feel I can give a relatively neutral comment on the part quoted below. 
Disclosure: I am a citizen of Russia, residing within the country & speaking 
Russian, but mainly contributing to Tatar Wikipedia, member of WMRU & WUG TAT.

Global Russian-speaking Wikimedia community has mixed feelings about Russian 
Wikinews, but we generally seem to appreciate its publications.

1) If I remember correctly, Russian Wikipedia community does not consider 
Russian Wikinews as a reliable source (unlike AP, Reuters or Washington Post, 
etc.)

2) Wikimedia Community Languages of Russia is quite appreciative of the Russian 
Wikinews, as they host Russian Multilingual Wikinews (8 more languages, 
including Bashkir, Erzya, Lezgin, Sakha, Tatar, etc. - where community is not 
yet active enough to sustain on-going publishing of new materials to come out 
of the incubator)

3) Russian Wikinews publishes articles from various categories, including 
* aggregation of information from various free license sources
* original reporting by Wkimedian-correspondents throughout Russia
* Wikimedia projects related reporting (we sometimes translate these into 
English @ CEE or Education Outreach Newsletter under Russia reports)

4) No countries, topics or viewpoints are a no-go in Russian Wikinews, so 
personally it seems a good balanced mix (unlike many reliable outlets that 
emphasize specific aspects): 
* Armenia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Russia, Ukraine, U.S., Venezuela, 
etc., 
* Business, Govt, NGO  initiatives, etc.
* Public life, Science, Technology, etc.

5) Editor-in-chief of Russian Wikinews is an ex-member of Wikimedia Russia, no 
other regular contributors are or used to be members.

6) Wikimedia Russia currently has limited membership for a number of reasons: 
* WMRU is a purely volunteer organization.
* Legally we need to have regular in-person meetings that require a quorum (so 
greater share of members must show up for the decision to be valid). 
* Annual membership fee is set @ USD 1.5 per month. 
* But we started to broadcast our meetings live (sometimes in recording), which 
was positively perceived by both Russian Wikipedia & Russian Wikinews 
communities.

regards,
farhad

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skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan / Wikidata:Q34036417


28.04.2019, 03:37, "Erik Moeller" :
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:32 AM Joseph Seddon  wrote:

> Regarding Wikinews, I have no hope that it will magically succeed one
> day, but one observation: When poking at contributor statistics, I
> found it interesting that the global contributor numbers, meager as
> they are, are almost entirely sustained by Russian Wikinews, which
> does appear to have a continuous day-to-day publishing record for some
> time now. It would be interesting to know more about what's motivating
> those contributors. For non-Russian speakers, see here for the feed of
> 2019 stories, which is pretty impressive by Wikinews standards:
>
> https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto=en=w.wiki%2F3Q7
>
> Perhaps Russian contributors to this list can share some perspective
> on what's been happening on the project and whether it's viewed
> positively or not within the Russian Wikimedia community.
>
> Warmly,
> Erik
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2019-05-10 Thread Shani Evenstein
Congrats!
Very happy to see Lizzy joining the board.

Shani.


On Fri, 10 May 2019, 10:49 Frans Grijzenhout  yep, we are a little eco-friendly as well, frans
>
> *Frans Grijzenhout*, voorzitter / chair
> +31 6 5333 9499
> --
> *Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland*
> Mariaplaats 3  -  3511 LH Utrecht
> Kamer van Koophandel 17189036
> http://www.wikimedia.nl/
>
>
> Op vr 10 mei 2019 om 11:47 schreef Chris Keating <
> chriskeatingw...@gmail.com
> >:
>
> > >
> > > (new) Jan Bart de Vreede, community health
> > >
> > >
> > I'm not sure "new" is quite the right word, possibly "recycled" ;)
> >
> > Chris
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2019-05-10 Thread Frans Grijzenhout
yep, we are a little eco-friendly as well, frans

*Frans Grijzenhout*, voorzitter / chair
+31 6 5333 9499
-- 
*Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland*
Mariaplaats 3  -  3511 LH Utrecht
Kamer van Koophandel 17189036
http://www.wikimedia.nl/


Op vr 10 mei 2019 om 11:47 schreef Chris Keating :

> >
> > (new) Jan Bart de Vreede, community health
> >
> >
> I'm not sure "new" is quite the right word, possibly "recycled" ;)
>
> Chris
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2019-05-10 Thread Chris Keating
>
> (new) Jan Bart de Vreede, community health
>
>
I'm not sure "new" is quite the right word, possibly "recycled" ;)

Chris
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[Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2019-05-10 Thread Frans Grijzenhout
During the last WMNL general assembly board elections took place.  Two
board members resigned, two new members were elected in their place.

The composition of the Board and division of responsibilities now is as
follows:

Frans Grijzenhout, chair
Bart Nieuwenhuis, treasurer
Justus de Bruijn, secretary
Michel Wesseling, fundraising
Marike van Roon, open knowledge and partnerships
(new) Lizzy Jongma, open knowledge and partnerships
(new) Jan Bart de Vreede, community health

Mike Nicolaye and Harriet de Man resigned from the Board. Mike was a board
member for 2 years and Harriet served two terms of two years and we are
grateful for their contributions to WMNL.

Kind regards, Frans

*Frans Grijzenhout*, voorzitter / chair
+31 6 5333 9499
-- 
*Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland*
Mariaplaats 3  -  3511 LH Utrecht
Kamer van Koophandel 17189036
http://www.wikimedia.nl/
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