Hi everyone,

A bit delayed, but we are happy to share that Olaniyan Olushola and Jack
Farah Mustaklem have appointed to the Affiliations Committee as new
members.  In addition, three incumbent members (Rosie
Stephenson-Goodknight, Tanweer Morshed and Salvador Alcantar) have been
re-appointed for an additional term.

Here are Olushola and Farah, or Jack, in their own words:

*Jack Farah Mustaklem*:

I'm a Palestinian volunteer editor on Wikipedia from Jerusalem, and
Founding member and  treasurer of Wikimedians of the Levant User Group, and
the representative in Palestine. I have been a Wikimedian since 2005,
editing both the English and Arabic Wikipedias. I have a passion for the
free dissemination of knowledge. Most recently, I have been coordinating
activities of the Wikipedia Education Program in Palestine, at both the
high school and university levels. Outside of the movement, Jack is an
advocate of free knowledge, a software engineer, and a father of three.

*Olaniyan Olushola*:

My name is Olaniyan Olushola, an accountant by profession, founding member
and president of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.[1] I am an active Wikimedian
and member of the community with various contributions to Wikimedia
projects. I have organized several Wikimedia project in the last few years.
I organized Wiki Loves Africa 2015 and 2016 in Nigeria. I participated in
Wiki Indaba 2014 and WikiAfrica/OpenAfrica15,[2] a conference for
Wikipedians In Residence, organized by WikiAfrica in Johannesburg, South
Africa. I coordinated Wikipedia 15 in Nigeria[3] and Wiki loves Nigeria
Writing Contest, organized as part of Wikipedia @15 celebration in
Nigeria.[4] I coordinated Wiki Loves Women in Nigeria and my work was
extensively covered by multiple newspapers in Nigeria.[5] I coordinated
Wiki Photo Tour in Nigeria through a Wikimedia Foundation grant support in
2016.[6] I conceptualized a media partnership between Wikimedia UG Nigeria
and Blackface Media,[7] a radio program that runs every Wednesday called
Time-Out with Wikipedia. I am the lead presenter on Wikimedia Radio and TV
program. I established Wikimedia Fan Club at Lagos State University,
University of Ibadan and Wikimedia Hub, Nigerian Institute of Journalism
(NIJ). I am also the project coordinator for "She Can with ICT", a project
that focus on training Nigerian female students on how to contribute to
Wikimedia project. We are currently mentoring over twenty five potential
editors, through Wikimedia Outreach dashboard this project. [8]

I led Wikimedia UG Nigeria to sign a partnership agreement with Goge
Africa,[9] with the aim of improving African based articles on Wikipedia
with volume of free images.  Presently, we have finalized a new partnership
agreement with a WFM 91.7  [10] to broadcast Wiki Loves Women on radio  and
also to create awareness about Wikimedia projects.

If I am not on Wikipedia, I work as consultant in the area of Software
Deployment and Asset Management. I am married with two lovely kids.

We anticipate starting the next round of committee appointments in
December, and hope that everyone interested in working with Wikimedia
affiliates will consider applying!


Kirill Lokshin
Chair, Affiliations Committee

Edward Galvez
Staff Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiAfrica/OpenAfrica15
[9] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goge_Africa
[10] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WFM_91.7
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