Dear all,



*Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic organization, or user group - allows an independent group to officially use the Wikimedia name to further the Wikimedia mission, with certain duties and responsibilities. While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to the basic compliance standards set forth in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol has been developed to address the exceptional cases when a Wikimedia affiliate does not meet minimum compliance standards and their continued recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate presents a risk to the Wikimedia movement.*


On September 9, 2016, Wikimedia Philippines was notified of their suspension as a Wikimedia affiliate due to long standing and serious governance issues, as well as non-compliance with reporting requirements which go as back as 2014, has been sent multiple warnings regarding them, and on the date mentioned above, was provided with an explicit list of tasks and deadlines in order to return to compliance with their chapter agreement. The chapter failed to complete these tasks by the deadline of November 28, 2016, and was consequently notified that they would no longer be recognized as a Wikimedia chapter after the termination of their Chapter Agreement on March 1, 2017. It is important to make clear that the Affiliations Committee will continue to support other organized Wikimedia communities and their activities in the Philippines.

If you have questions about what this means for the community members in their region or language areas, we have put together a very basic FAQ, which may be found at<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliate_de-recognition_FAQ>https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/Affiliate_derecognition_FAQ.*

"*Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."
Maor Malul
Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 | www.wikimedia.org.ve <http://wikimedia.org.ve>
Member, Wikimedia Israel | www.wikimedia.org.il <http://wikimedia.org.il>
Vice-Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee
Phone: +972-52-4869915
Twitter: @maor_x
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