Apologies for cross-posting. After a successful first iteration of the “Months of African Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000. About 9 in-person events were also organised for the edit-a-thon in different parts of the world.
The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called "The AfroCine Project", which is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, and events, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.
If you would love to join this exciting event, please list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia contest page. If you would love to lead this contest for your country or community, please list your name in the coordinators page here. The rapid grants team would be accepting proposals throughout October and November, in case you'd need funds to run local edit-a-thons or some other activities related to this event. Upon listing your name on the coordinators' page, you'd be contacted to talk about the resources you'd need to run the event in your community. You can also contact me directly for any clarifications.
Finally, We also need volunteers to handle some aspects of the AfroCine project. These aspects include:
1. Community Liaison: This role essentially involves closely engaging with local communities to support their activities within the scope of Afrocine.
2. Communications: This involves the communications aspects of the project. Sharing relevant information on mailing lists and social media would be the responsibility of this person.
3. MAC Jury: This role involves joining the jury of Months of African Cinema contest. We need as many people as we can get :).
4. Tools: Going forward, we would need relevant tools to better track the metrics and also analyse the general impact of these events. We are calling for Wikimedia volunteers who can navigate wikimedia tools that can be useful for the project.
If you would love to help with any of these roles, or some other roles that have not been mentioned, please contact me directly.
If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally or right here on the mailing list or the project talkpages.
Apologies for cross-posting, and please forward to communities who you
think will be interested.
In light of the movement’s increased focus on diversity and becoming
essential infrastructure for diverse human knowledge, the Community
Programs team at the WMF has begun investigating the use of content
campaigns in the movement. Campaigns are some of the most reliable ways to
create new content and introduce new contributors to the movement, but we
have a lot of questions like:
What are the different steps that our community organizers have to go
through in order to organize campaigns and contests such as Wiki Loves
Monuments, Wikipedia Asian Month, #1lib1ref Wikidata Menu Challenge etc.?
What are the tools that are being used in organizing these campaigns and
contests such as PetScan, Listeria, CitationHunt, Fountain, wscontest tool,
Outreach Dashboard etc.?
During some initial research into the space, we have developed a draft
that highlights key stages in organizing any campaign/contest and the
documentation that we could find supporting those stages.
Now, we need your help us improve the framework so that we can help less
experienced organizers understand how to better support content campaigns.
Please join us in discussing the framework and provide feedback on the talk
or connect with us on the discuss forum.
If you want to reach out directly, feel free to email us at
astinson(a)wikimedia.org or sgill(a)wikimedia.org.
Alex Stinson and Satdeep Gill
Senior Program Strategist
Learn more about how the communities behind Wikipedia, Wikidata and other
Wikimedia projects partner with cultural heritage organizations:
We would like to inform you that after long deliberations between the
Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) and the WikiIndaba Steering Committee (WISCom)
we have reached an agreement that the suitable dates to host the WikiIndaba
conference 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria will be from 8 - 10 November.
We know that this news will disappoint many of you, who were gearing up for
the meeting. Unfortunately, operational difficulties created some delays.
We have discussed this with the staff of the WMF, and all agree that a
postponement will give us some extra time to ensure that a quality event is
planned for all. WikiIndaba conference is a key pillar in the Wikimedia
movement strategic direction, and an important platform for the African
WISCom and the WMF continue to support Wikimedia Nigeria as the host and
venue for the conference.
We greatly appreciate your support and understanding, and we hope to see
you at WikiIndaba!
**Hello -- Please take 5-10 minutes to fill out this short survey!**
**This survey relates to Wiki Loves Africa. Perhaps you have been an
active organizer of Wiki Loves Africa over the past 5 years. Perhaps you
have been a team member. Or maybe you plan organizing Wiki Loves Africa
in your country. Or maybe you are simply an involved and interested
Wikimedian. In all cases, your opinion is very valuable to us. Also,
please relay the survey to the other team members of your usergroup or
any person you feel might have relevant opinion.**
**We would greatly appreciate your thoughts.**
*Follow this link to the Survey:
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Si vous avez participé par le passé à son organisation, ou si vous avez
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projet en général, votre opinion concernant le futur de Wiki Loves
Africa est la bienvenue. N’hésitez pas à relayer ce sondage vers les
membres de votre UserGroup ou d’autres personnes dont l’opinion vous
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In preparation for the next Wikimedia Summit 2020 – which will take place
from April 3 to 5 in Berlin, Germany – we again launch a call for a “
Visiting Wikimedian”. This initiative aims to transfer practical knowledge
from the German chapter to other Wikimedia movement affiliates and provides
us with an outside view.
The scope of a “Visiting Wikimedian” is mainly to support the organization
of the Wikimedia Summit in terms of logistics and program. The “Visiting
Wikimedian” will be involved in all essential steps of the planning and
organizing process and will be able to contribute in multiple ways. We are
open to designing the tasks together, according to the Visiting Wikimedian’s
skills and experiences and her or his affiliate’s needs. We are especially
looking for a person who can apply the knowledge to an upcoming event, for
example if the affiliate is hosting a regional or international conference.
You can find more information about the initiative and all application
details on Meta. We had four Visiting Wikimedians over the last years,
check also their blost posts on the linked on the Meta page.
If you are interested in becoming a Visiting Wikimedian, please check the
conditions and details on Meta and apply to wmsummit(a)wikimedia.de until
September 15, 2019 (incl).
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