Wikimedia communities in the East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific
(ESEAP) region have different experiences and institutional capacity to
navigate the changing waters of public policy, especially on those that may
not be aligned or opposite to the mission and interests of the Wikimedia
movement. The diverse legal, social, and political landscape of the region
proved to be a unique challenge and opportunity at the same time.
We invite you to join us in the roundtable conversation session "Passion
and Perspectives: Policy Challenges and Opportunities for the Wikimedia
Communities in the ESEAP <https://eventyay.com/e/8f889410/session/8655>" at
this year's Wikimania to discuss the challenges, explore the opportunities
together, and learn from each other.
Featured speakers are Amanda Lawrence (Wikimedia Australia), Franziska Putz
(Wikimedia Foundation), Reke Wang (Wikimedia Taiwan), Juan Bautista H.
Alegre (Pilipinas Panorama Community). The session will be moderated by
Ramzy Muliawan (Wikimedia Indonesia).
Join us in-person at *Suntec Center Room 325* on *August 17*, 2023, at
*06:15* UTC/*14:15* Singapore Standard Time, or through *this Eventyay link*
<https://eventyay.com/e/8f889410/video/325/759> if you're joining us
Looking forward to seeing you there!
My working day may not be your working day. Please don’t feel obliged to
reply to this e-mail outside of your normal working hours.
I would like to point you to a publication by Wikimedia Deutschland that
may be of interest in other contexts, although it was designed for the
In the last few months, the Policy and Public Sector team at WMDE has been
working on sharpening up the concept of a digital policy that is oriented
towards the common good, and on using specific digital policy projects of
the current federal government to define what such common good-oriented
projects could look like.
To do this, we included perspectives from administrations, associations,
science, politics and industry about the term common good and applied the
requirements that we synthesized to three current digital policy projects
of the Federal Republic. In addition, we also made sure that we got a 180°
WMDE perspective on the term: Where and how does the work of wiki projects
and WMDE contribute to the common good?
The result is a practice-oriented policy paper, "Eight requirements. Making
digital policy serve the public interest", that formulates* 8 concrete
requirements for public good-oriented digital policy*. The target audiences
are political actors and people in administrations in Germany. At this
year's conference re:publica in Berlin we have already published a summary,
last week the long version was published. The summary of the paper is
available in German and French, the long version in German and
In our view, digital policy projects that serve the long-term well-being of
the community must be measured against concrete requirements: Transparency
and effective participation are needed. Fundamental rights must be
protected and damage to the general public prevented. Digital policy
inequality, its outcomes must be open and accessible, and it must be
managed and innovated. The paper was sent to policymakers in the Bundestag
and ministries as well as selected stakeholders. In the coming months,
various expert meetings will follow.
We are happy to receive any feedback or questions!
Lilli & team politics and public sector
Lilli Iliev *(sie)*
Leitung Politik und öffentlicher Sektor
head of public policy and public sector
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Heine, Dr. Christian Humborg.
The UNESCO World Press Freedom Day Conference
<https://www.unesco.org/en/days/press-freedom> is scheduled to take place
in *Chile* in *May 2024*. Recognizing the significance of this event as an
opportunity, Wikimedia Chile aims to host a *gathering for the global
Wikimedia community*, focusing on discussions related to Advocacy and
Public Policy matters. The primary objective of this gathering is to
facilitate the exchange of experiences, establish networks among advocacy
leaders worldwide, and underscore its significance in achieving the
Currently, we are actively promoting a *community engagement survey*
<https://forms.gle/YkewoiNBXmkjUB6i9>to understand the level of interest
within our community for this event, as well as to identify crucial
advocacy and public policy themes from different regions.
To submit your insights please fill out the form in the link attached
before. Your responses will assist us in refining the agenda and crafting a
well-structured program for the event.
If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free
to reach out to us (in English or Spanish) at: contacto(a)wikimediachile.cl
Looking forward to receiving your proposals and insights.
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We finally witness the return of the in-person Wikimania!
Below is a curated list of some of the sessions that the WMF Global Advocacy team has added to our short-list of sessions to watch. Those marked with ** include members of the Legal Department, whether Human Rights, Trust and Safety, or Global Advocacy.
Please note some of these may only be available in-person, while others may be hybrid of live-streamed. All times are in local time. You can check all session details on the official schedule .
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10:00 11:00 AI advancements and the Wikimedia projects
10:00 11:00 **Legal concerns: how the Movement can get the most out of WMF’s Legal team
10:40 11:00 Regional Grants Committees
11:15 11:35 Empowering Participation: A User-Centered Approach to Low-Stakes Edit-a-thons
11:15 12:00 **Evolving Legal and Human Rights Trends: a review of the risks and threats facing the movement
12:00 12:45 When the communities speak for themselves - how bring knowledge equity into policy discussions and advocacy activities?
14:15 14:55 OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia: Awesome Together!
14:15 15:15 **Passion and Perspectives: Policy Challenges and Opportunities for the Wikimedia Communities in the ESEAP
15:30 16:30 Building capacity: designing a train the trainer programme for your affiliate or community group
15:30 16:00 **What exactly does Trust and Safety do? A background, history, and explainer
16:00 16:30 **IP Masking: Big Change to Protect Editor Privacy
18:00 19:00 **Digital Safety Clinic
10:00 11:00 Changemaker's toolbox - brainstorming introductory resources to campaigning and advocacy
10:00 10:10 What makes some wiki communities more subject to governance capture
10:00 10:40 The future of CC licenses and public domain tools
10:40 11:00 From State Censorship to State Sponsorship: How We Organized a Seven-Month Edit-a-Thon with a State Agency
11:15 11:45 When public becomes private and everybody is a suspect - freedom of expression in early 21st century
11:15 11:35 Internet Archive: The Annual Wikimania Update
14:15 15:15 **Open up! Stories and lessons from copyright advocacy across the Wikimedia movement
14:15 14:45 Beyond editing – How visible are multipliers, community leaders and organizers, why are they importany, how can their visibility be increased?
15:50 16:30 Joining forces: Partnering with intergovernmental organizations creates new opportunities for the Wikimedia movement
17:45 17:50 A Survey of Freedom Of Panorama (FOP) in the Philippines
17:55 18:00 Age-Verification on Wikimedia Projects
10:00 10:30 What we can learn from large commercial users
10:30 11:00 Lift Wing: WMF's machine learning model serving infrastructure
11:15 12:00 Exploring the Values That Will Shape AI for a Better internet
15:50 16:10 Wikipediplomacy: the story of Philippine diplomatic missions on Wikipedia, and how you can write them too!