Hello all,

We are happy to announce that Wikimedia Indonesia is awarded a grant by The
Ford Foundation to support our projects on Indonesian content
digitalization. Please find below the official press release. Thank you.

*Press Release*
To be distributedJakarta, 3 March 2014

*Wikimedia Indonesia Receive Grant from The Ford Foundation to Preserve
Indonesian Culture By Content Digitalization*

Wikimedia Indonesia, an independent association established by Indonesian
Language Wikipedia volunteers, has received a grant from The Ford
Foundation for two separate programs that will be carried through 2014 and
2015. This follows the successful completion of the first grant from Ford
Foundation to Wikimedia Indonesia awarded in 2011 to support Creative
Commons Indonesia <http://creativecommons.or.id/> and Cipta Media
Bersama<http://ciptamedia.org/arsip2011/> from

The first program is to Preserve Indonesian Culture by Content
Digitalization, an effort supported by the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry
for People's Welfare under PNPM Pusaka program, and coordinated under SAPA
(Stratetic Alliance for Poverty Alleviation).

The project has a budget of USD 125,000 (1,4 billion rupiah) to be used by
Wikimedia Indonesia for the following wikimedia projects:

   1. Indonesian Wikipedia (Free Your Knowledge
2014<http://wikimedia.or.id/wiki/Bebaskan_Pengetahuan_2014> in
   Jakarta, Bandung, and Yogyakarta)
   2. Javanese Wikipedia (Semarang, Yogyakarta, and Solo)
   3. Sundanese Wikipedia (Bandung)
   4. Banjar Wikipedia (Samarinda and Banjarmasin)
   5. Minankabau Wikipedia (Pekanbaru)
   6. Digitalization of Indonesian content for the Wikisource project

Ten universities from Jakarta, Bandung, and Yogyakarta have signed up to
participate in Free Your Knowledge 2014, Indonesian Wikipedia writing
competition, which will commence in March 2014. The other wikimedia
projects will commence in mid 2014.

The second program is Cipta Media Seluler <http://ciptamedia.org/>, a joint
effort between Wikimedia Indonesia, ICT Watch, Independent Journalist
Alliance Indonesia, and Ford Foundation with the total value of USD 750,000
to fund cellular initiatives with social justice goals via open call for

** * END * **

   - For more information, please contact Ivonne
   Secretary General of Wikimedia Indonesia at info[image:

*Isabella Apriyana*
*Wakil Sekretaris Jendral 2013-2015*
*Deputy Secretary General 2013-2015*
*Wikimedia Indonesia*
Seluler (Ph.) +628889752858
Surel (E-mail) isabella.apriy...@wikimedia.or.id

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