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The Afrocine Project core team would once again like to thank everyone who
contributed towards ensuring the success of the Months of African Cinema
Contest in 2020. Due to your valued efforts, the third iteration was a
success! Over 3,000 articles were created across various Wikimedia projects
and in 19 different languages.
Months of African Cinema, 2021 is three months away! To ensure a more
seamless organization this year and better support, we are calling on
interested local organizers from across the movement to join us in
facilitating this contest in their various communities.
This year, in addition to local community organizers, we are particularly
also inviting Wikimedians to help coordinate the contest in their local
languages, as this will play a huge role in the number of languages that
would be eligible for international prizes. If you would love to join us in
organizing this exciting contest in your local community or your local
language wiki, kindly show your interest by listing your community or
project on the organizer’s meta page.  Please try to sign up by 23rd
Thank you once again! We are looking forward to your participation.
Community Liaison, Afrocine Project
Just seeking clarity:
Is there anything wrong with expressing a political opinion on a userpage?
A lot of our badges, flags, icons might have some or the other political
history behind them, just that these are seen as more "normal" by today's
standards. At one time, slavery too was considered quite legal.
Can't this be discussed in the public domain?
On Wed, 30 Jun 2021 at 03:34, Gereon Kalkuhl <gkalkuhl(a)freenet.de> wrote:
> Dear 4nn1|2,
> Thank you for informing us about the incident. But to be clear: You write
> that it's about a Palestinian flag. Yet actually it's about a flag with a
> statement: free Palestine. There's a difference. And a member of the
> Persian Wikipedia removed the deletion request on Commons and kept the file
> on the same day. I'm not judging anything here, but please be more precise
> in your accusations.
> Thank you,
> Am 29.06.2021 um 20:34 schrieb Amir Sarabadani:
> If anyone is interested to know about this incident. Send me a private
> message and I can explain better.
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 8:17 PM 4nn1l2 <4nn1l2.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Wikimedians,
>> Persian Wikipedia has reached a new level in their arbitrary and
>> nonesense adminship. They have blocked me for placing a Palestinian flag on
>> my userpage (of course they have already removed it from my userpage and
>> you need to see a previous revision of my userpage).
>> Another user has nominated the file for deletion on Commons!
>> I am admin on Commons myself and I'm fed up with how fawiki is managed.
>> They block users for the most friviolous reasons.
>> What does this mean?
>> Yours faithfully,
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Thank you for this. I couldn’t agree more that María deserves our respect
and support for all she’s given. Speaking personally, I have found working
with her since coming to the Foundation a wonderful experience, and that
includes the grace with which she handled this very challenging experience.
I have apologized and do apologize, and I continue to stand in awe of her
as a strong leader. I know I’m not alone in holding her in such high
Thank you for inviting me to be as clear as possible in my appreciation
for, reverence for, and apology to María!
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> 1. Wikimania 2021 - Language Approach Update (Winnie kabintie)
> 2. Re: Welcoming María Sefidari as a Foundation consultant. :)
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> Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 08:49:12 +0300
> From: Winnie kabintie <kabinte(a)gmail.com>
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> Dear Community Members,
> We are once again pleased to share a great update on Wikimania 2021
> regarding language support. With the new changes, speakers will not need to
> provide an English transcription for their pre-recorded sessions if they
> would not be in English as we had communicated in our previously announced
> language approach
> Please Read More about our revised language Approach HERE
> We are grateful to everyone that joined our COT office Hours and shared
> ideas that informed this new language Approach.
> Best Wishes,
> Winnie Kabintie (User:Ms_Kabintie
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ms_Kabintie>), on behalf of the
> Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team.
Apologies for the rather late Friday notice. We had hoped to get details on
this out earlier today, but it has taken rather all day for us to get the
technical details ironed out!
The Wikimedia Foundation is hosting an office hour featuring Chief
Financial Officer Jaime Villagomez
<https://wikimediafoundation.org/profile/jaime-villagomez/> and General
Counsel Amanda Keton <https://wikimediafoundation.org/profile/amanda-keton/>,
two of the transition team guiding the Wikimedia Foundation during its
executive transition. It will also feature guests from the Wikimedia
Foundation’s Board of Trustees (BoT), to be determined over the next few
days, and Community Resilience & Sustainability Vice President Maggie Dennis
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mdennis_(WMF)>. The main purpose of
the call is to discuss questions related to Wikimedia Foundation executive
transition, including the retention of María Sefidari
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Raystorm> as an advisor to Movement
Strategy and supporting and onboarding the expanding BoT. Come with your
questions or feedback, and let’s talk! You can also send us your questions
This office hour will be on June 29 at 15:00 UTC — see
https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1624978855 for your local time.
We will officer live interpretation for German, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
To be able to listen to the interpretation, you need to join the Zoom room
(and therefore register via answers(a)wikimedia.org; <answers(a)wikimedia.org>see
below). The Youtube live-stream will be only in English.
This call will be streamed and available on demand at
We will be fielding questions from Wikimedians in good standing (that is,
not Foundation or community banned). In order to be as efficient as
possible, we are encouraging people to send questions in advance. Please
send all questions to answers(a)wikimedia.org, by Monday June 28 (midnight,
whatever time zone you may be in). We may aggregate similar questions or
truncate them for length. Questions can also be asked live on Zoom for
in-room attendees, in Zoom chat, Telegram and YouTube.
We will offer automated closed captioning for English, and live
interpretation for German, Spanish, French, and Arabic. This is the first
time we offer such a service for an office hour, and we would like to
experiment with it and see how it works. To be able to listen to the Zoom
interpretation, you need to join the Zoom room (and therefore register, see
below), as live-streaming interpretation channels to Youtube is not
How to register
For security reasons and specifically to avoid Zoombombing
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoombombing>, we will be sending the Zoom
link only to people who have registered in advance close to the meeting and
only to Wikimedians in good standing. In order to register, please send an
email to answers(a)wikimedia.org, indicating your name, username, affiliation
if you have any. The title should be “Registration for Office Hours”. The
link will be shared with any Wikimedia in good standing (not Foundation or
community banned) who requests it within the hour before the meeting.
The meeting will be governed by the Friendly Space Policy
<https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Friendly_space_policy>. We are
committed to tackling hard questions bravely in a manner that reflects the
values of our Universal Code of Conduct
Vice President, Community Resilience & Sustainability
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.