Dear community members,
The deadline for the Wiki-Indaba 2019 Community Engagement Survey has been shifted from August 3rd to August 17th, 2018. This is because the response to the survey was pretty low and we want to better understand what the community expects from the local organizing committee. If you have filled the survey, please prevail on other community members to do the same, if you have not, the survey takes less that three (3) minutes to fill, please do so now.
Please find below a link to the Wiki-Indaba 2019 Community Engagement Survey.
Please fill the survey before Friday August 17th so we can better understand your preferences for Wiki Indaba 2019.
Wiki Indaba 2019 Communications Team
Dear Tunisian Community,
There is a new type of partnership between Google and the WMF.
I reached out to the Partnership team to see any area to implement this in
Tunisia especially taking in consideration the trending articles whenever
something pops up in the net sphere (TV series or Football related
Please check Jack's email below and let me know what do you think. Is our
UG willing to benefit from this piloting project?
Founder President - Carthagina <https://twitter.com/Carthagina>
Spokeswoman - Wikimedia TN User Group
Vice-Curator - Global Shapers Tunis Hub
<https://www.globalshapers.org/hubs/tunis-hub> - WEF
Vice-Chair- Affiliations Committee
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee> - Wikimedia
M: +216 23 550 150
T: @EmnaMizouni <https://twitter.com/EmnaMizouni>
*Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
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From: Jack Rabah <jrabah(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at 11:45
Subject: GLOW - Community outreach and feedback - Tunisia
To: Emna Mizouni <emna.mizouni2(a)gmail.com>
Per our conversation, please see below a summary and background information
about the Google partnership we are working on for Tunisia.
I'd like your help with getting community feedback on the tactics we are
proposing in the scaling (tactics seen below in bullet point format) to
ensure they are realistic and viable in the community and Tunisian contexts.
*Please note the deadline is July 6th, 2018.*
It would be great if you could reach out the Tunisian community to get a
sense whether the ideas we are proposing would be supported/approved, but
also if the community could implement or support the tactic we are
proposing. Please feel free to share any other ideas for supporting current
editors and growing new editors.
In 2016, Google and the Wikimedia Foundation in partnership with the Centre
for Internet and Society (CIS), Wikimedia India chapter (WMIN), user groups
and external partners launched a pilot project in India to encourage local
Wikipedia communities to create locally relevant articles in Indian
languages. The project (codename: Project Tiger
) (a) supported active and experienced Wikipedia editors through the
donation of laptops and stipends for internet access and (b) organized a
language-based article writing contest to address existing Wikipedia
Through this pilot project, over 4,000 articles
were created in over 10 Indic languages.
*Google and the Wikimedia Foundation are keen to replicate the success of
the pilot project and refine and scale this strategy globally. To this end,
Google and the Wikimedia Foundation working in close coordination with
target Wikimedia movement affiliates will encourage Wikipedia communities
to create high-quality content in the target local languages for the most
searched for (but missing) relevant topics. This partnership program will
specifically target language communities with small but growing Wikipedias
and focus their efforts on producing missing content that local readers are
searching for. Through this program, we will be able to help local language
communities overcome barriers to participation, making our current editors
more efficient and engaged, and support efforts to grow new editors' ranks
in key languages. Below is an outline of the tactics we propose to adopt to
increase relevant content on Wikipedia in select local languages; depending
on local context and past experience, we may or may not adopt certain
tactics if the circumstances warrant otherwise. *
*The specific tactics we would like your feedback on:*
- *Provision of topics*: (a) providing topics based on existing
community event themes and encouraging editors to write articles on these
topics to fill content gaps; and (b) daily or weekly tasks on specific
topics, themes, and areas to editors who opt-in via mobile phone, as
guidance or suggestion of articles for editors to create content on. Would
the community have any concerns with this?
- *Support for very active editors*: specifically, the provision of
laptops (new and refurbished), internet access, support to attend to
relevant global events, YouTube interviews, internships with organizations
that value research and writing skills, capacity development training.
Would this "support" be acceptable to the community? Other support ideas?
- *Partnerships with GLAMs*: with support from WMF & Google, would the
affiliate/UG be interested in and able to pursue and implement these
partnerships to support current editors by giving them access to
archives, research resources and content, and venues for content creation
events? Is this realistic in your context?
- *Partnerships with universities (Wikipedia Education Program)*: with
support from WMF & Google, would the affiliate/UG be interested in and able
to pursue and implement partnerships with universities to grow new
editors and expand the academic content on Wikipedia in target languages?
Is this realistic in your context?
- *Promoting translation tools*: Promoting the use of translation tools
and developing a better translation experience to help first-time editors
with content creation - provides an easy entry to contribution than editing
afresh and builds confidence. Does the community have any
concerns/objections to this approach?
- *Write for Wikipedia camps*: WMF and Google propose to create a
training and certificate program aimed at attracting, training, certifying,
deploying, and retaining new editors who will contribute to increasing
content in local languages. The program will train new editors on how to
edit and contribute to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects and will include
testing the skills and capacities and an internship opportunity for the top
performing new editors with organizations that value research and writing
skills like media houses or publishing companies. Is the community opposed
to this tactic as a way to grow editor ranks? Would you be able to support
this training program (lead/assist in the creation of the program and
Please let me know if you have any questions.
All the best,
Je vous remercie pour vos efforts. Suite aux activités et aux incidents ayant lieu durant ces derniers mois, j'ai pris mon temps pour faire quelques petites réflexions concernant ma prochaine contribution à notre groupe d'utilisateurs. J'ai décidé à cause de mes différents engagements de cesser d'éparpiller mes efforts sur tous les projets de Wikimédia Tunisie et focaliser sur les projets liés au sud de la Tunisie et surtout à Sfax.