It gives me great pleasure to announce that Kak Cenjary Ataullah Khan also
known as Dr Cenjury is our Featured Wikimedian of the month.
*Kak Cenjary Ataullah Khan*
known as Dr Cenjary has been one of the most active contributors on Urdu
Wikipedia.In just 2 years, he is now the **4th most active Urdu Wikipedian*
<https://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesWikipediaUR.htm>*.A resident of
Kozhikode & coming from the education field with 19 years experience under
his belt, he got associated with Wikipedia just because he was curious. Dr
Cenjury used to regularly observe that Wikipedia used to always come at the
top of any search list on Google. After finding out, about how Wikipedia
works, he took on the job of contributing to Wikipedia by editing in Urdu. *
*Dr Cenjury frankly says that he would prefer quality over quantity. He
aims to improve all articles in Urdu Wikipedia & make them as informative
as possible. He says that this is one way he can return something back to
the Society & be part of a movement which is beyond religion, region,
border & boundaries*
You can find the full excerpt on the home page of WMIN (
If you know any WIkimedian whom you think should be featured, please feel
free to nominate them here
Or if you want yo mail us, please contact me - yohannvt(a)wikimedia.in
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From: Katie Chan <ktc(a)ktchan.info>
Date: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 5:54 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Elections Committee members
To: <wikimediaannounce-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia Mailing List <
The Wikimedia Foundation StandingElections Committee is, from today
until February 17, seeking additional members to help facilitate
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustee and Funds Dissemination Committee
elections. This is a volunteer role and the appointment is for two
years. Please note that, while you are a member of the Committee, you
will not be able to run for any election overseen by the Committee –
this includes the upcoming 2017 Board and FDC elections and any other
election where the committee had already begun formal preparation before
your departure. You will also be restricted in your ability to publicly
advocate for community members running in those elections.
The Elections Committee has the following duties, as defined by a July
2015 Board Resolution
The Committee shall recommend the dates, rules, and regulation of
the voting procedures for approval by the Board of Trustees pursuant
to Article IV, Section 3(C) in the Foundation Bylaws
The Committee shall recommend who is qualified to vote for the Board
of Trustees pursuant to Article IV, Section 3(C) in the Wikimedia
Foundation Bylaws <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws>.
The Committee shall be responsible for preparing recommendations for
the dates, rules and regulation of the voting procedures for the
Funds Dissemination Committee
and the Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson, consistent with
the charter of the Funds Dissemination Committee.
To the extent possible, the Committee shall consult with the wider
Wikimedia community in developing and revising election procedures
within the scope of this charter.
The Committee shall be a source of information to any member of the
Wikimedia community interested in the community selection processes
of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Under the direction of the Board Governance Committee, the Committee
shall take actions as necessary to execute the selection process for
the Board of Trustees, the Funds Dissemination Committee, and the
Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson.
As needed, the Committee may assist with other duties as may be
assigned by the Board or the Board Governance Committee.
In practice, a member's duties involve communicating with the global
committee who help to steward Board and FDC Elections. During an
election period – one of which is over the next three to four months –
this will be especially important as you help to run the upcoming
elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and the Funds
Dissemination Committee. During this period, members of the Elections
Committee meet for semi-regular meetings to discuss the current election.
However, this appointment is not just for election periods. Outside of
the election season you will lead community discussions on election
process and advise the Board of Trustees Governance Committee
requested, such as in their search for appointed board members. The
expected time commitment can range from around 10 hours a week during an
election to one or two hours outside of the election period.
If you'd like to apply please send an email to
A brief summary of your Wikimedia related experience and any other
experience you think may be useful along with;
Why you're interested in the role and a quick statement saying you
understand the requirements.
Given the private information that committee members handle, candidates
must be 18 years of age or older, and be willing to sign the
confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information
they haven't already. You can view information on how to sign this on
As much as possible we want the committee to represent the diversity of
the Wikimedia movement so if you're interested please apply! If you know
of others, not on this list, who may want to apply please feel free to
On behalf of the Elections Committee
Any views or opinions presented in this e-mail are solely those of the
author and do not necessarily represent the view of any organisation the
author is associated with or employed by.
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- Heinrich Heine
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From: phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 2:44 PM
Subject: [Wikimania-l] join the Wikimania program committee!
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimania
general list (open subscription) <wikimania-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
We are looking for members of the 2017 Wikimania program committee!
The committee will help put together the program and schedule for
Wikimania Montreal, to be held on 9-13 August 2017:
Committee member responsibilities include helping promote the call for
submissions and recruiting speakers, helping design the program and
reviewing program submissions. Review dates this year are April 2017
and mid-May through June 2017; program committee members should commit
to having availability for reviewing submissions and regular meetings
during those times.
If you are a Wikimedian interested in building a great Wikimania, you
are welcome to apply! We are especially looking for committee members
with experience with (one or more of) sister projects, non-English
speaking communities, technical projects, or GLAM and education
projects. We are also especially looking for French speakers who can
assist in recruiting and reviewing French-language submissions.
Please let us know if you are interested by contacting
wikimania-program(a)lists.wikimedia.org with your name, interest, and
availability. We will be forming the committee quickly. More
information on the program, including the call for submissions, will
be coming soon.
Marc-Andre Pelletier (Wikimania chair)
Phoebe Ayers (program co-chair)
Deror Lin (program co-chair)
Guillame Paumier (program co-chair)
* I use this address for lists; send personal messages to phoebe.ayers
<at> gmail.com *
Wikimania-l mailing list
On behalf of Wikimedia Foundation’s Global Reach Team
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_Reach>, we would like to invite all
the South Asian Wikimedia communities to our office hours to discuss our
work in the region.
Date: Thursday, 19th January 2017
Time: 16:00 UTC/21:30 IST
Duration: 1 hour
Google Hangout Location:
If you are not able to join the hangout, you can watch the live stream with
a few seconds lag at
Introduction of Global Reach Team and office hours
Research around New Readers <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Readers>
and our partnership themes
Feedback for next office hours
We plan to hold these office hours at regular intervals. FYI, office hours
for South East Asia and Central Asia/Eastern Europe will be held
separately; given the size of communities, we needed to break down the
Please feel free to add your questions, comments, and expectations in the
Etherpad document shared above. You can also reach out to
sgupta(a)wikimedia.org and rayyakkannu(a)wikimedia.org for any clarification.
Please share this invitation in community social media channels to spread
Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Asia