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- Aff-comm recommended to the Wikimedia Foundation Board that The
Wikinewsie Group be recognised as a thematic organization in early November.
- Wikinews Education
post was published on Wikimedia's official blog.
- Discussions were had on IRC and Skype about the possibility of
installing the education extension on Ukrainian, Czech and Korean Wikinews.
While these could be used to potentially re-invigorate the local
communities and provide a cohort of new contributors, the limited
contributor base at the moment makes it difficult to implement. Greater
partnerships would need to be done with chapters to provide people to
assist local projects in running any education initiative.
- What is news?
was created to supplement existing training materials as this is an area
where new contributors sometimes have issues on English Wikinews.
- Documenting your original sport
created to supplement Wikinews Original Sport
Assistance is requested in translating these documents into Spanish and
- LauraHale attended Wikimedia CEE Meeting
Slovakia representing The Wikinewsie Group. She had conversations with
people from several chapters about the potential to do things with TWG
including the Polish, Estonian, Serbian, Czech and Ukrainian chapters.
Original reporting projects
- The paperwork was submitted at the end of the month to send five
Wikinews reporters to the Sochi Paralympic Games.
- Attempts were made to secure media accreditation for the Commonwealth
Games. The application was unsuccessful.