Here is the September bulletin with updates from the
Access to Knowledge programme supported by a grant from the Wikimedia
Beginning from September 1, 2012, Wikimedia Foundation has
awarded CIS a two-year grant of upto INR 26,000,000 to support and
develop free knowledge in India:
# Access to Knowledge Programme 
* The Wikimedia Foundation's India Program has become the Access to
Knowledge (A2K) programme of CIS.
# CIS Office in Delhi
* The A2K
team  consists of four members: Nitika Tandon , Shiju Alex ,
Subhashish Panigrahi  and Noopur Raval .
# Statistical Report
* Indic Language Wikipedias - Statistical Report  (January - June
2012) (by Shiju Alex). The data for this report and analysis are based
on the statistical data published at http://stats.wikimedia.org
NOTE: Although most of these workshops were
conducted prior to the grant period, the reports for all of these were
written during September, hence we are featuring these:
* The First
Punjabi Wikipedia Workshop  (by Shiju Alex and Subhashish Panigrahi,
September 27, 2012).
* Punjabi Wikipedia Workshop at Punjabi
University, Patiala  (by Shiju Alex and Subhashish Panigrahi,
September 28, 2012).
* Punjabi Wikipedia Workshop at Amritsar  (by
Shiju Alex and Subhashish Panigrahi, September 30, 2012).
Workshop in British Library, Chandigarh  (by Subhashish Panigrahi,
September 27, 2012).
* Kannada Wiki Workshop at Tumkur University 
(Tumkur, Karnataka, September 15, 2012).
* Wikipedia comes to
Hyderabad!  (by Noopur Raval, September 30, 2012). There was
coverage in the Hindu  on September 28, 2012.
# Blog Entry
Editor Growth & Contribution Program on Telugu Wikipedia  (by Nitika
Tandon, September 29, 2012).
About CIS 
CIS was registered as a
society in Bangalore in 2008. As an independent, non-profit research
organisation, it runs different policy research programmes such as
Accessibility , Access to Knowledge , Openness , Internet
Governance , and Telecom .
_CIS is grateful to its donors,
Wikimedia Foundation, Ford Foundation, Privacy International, UK, Hans
Foundation and the Kusuma Trust which was founded by Anurag Dikshit and
Soma Pujari, philanthropists of Indian origin, for its core funding and
support for most of its projects._
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