ah yes !
Thank you Andrew
Andrew Walker wrote:
>I assume you mean the message I have copied below.
Erik raises a good question :
Is this a requirement under Polish law, or what is the reason that
this specific position title is needed? In German we would have
someone called the "ViSdP" ("Verantwortlich im Sinne des
Presserechts", "Responsible person according to press law"). This is
more about responsibility for content than an editor role. I would not
be surprised if Polish press law has a similar requirement. Are you
sure "editor in chief" is the correct translation?
From: SMTP%"wikinews-l(a)Wikimedia.org" "Wikinews mailing list" 29-MAR-2006 14:23:30.23
>Tricky issue here.
>I have discussed it a bit on the polish irc channel.
>I am not entirely sure what had been decided regarding passes on the
>And there is the issue of the editor in chief, which might be tricky.
>Could we discuss this together ?
en.wikinews has what we refer to as accredited reporters, and there's a
disclaimer in there that people *don't* represent the foundation. We maintain
a page for accreditation requests at [[Wikinews:Accreditation requests]], and a
list of accredited reporters and verification methods at [[Wikinews:Credential
There's a template you can stick on your user page, which has a disclaimer...
"Accredited Wikinews reporters do not represent the Wikimedia Foundation, but
are trusted contributors who the Wikinews community have certified for the
purposes of gathering information related to Wikinews articles.", and the key
thing that has been mentioned in relation to this is its use for original
reporting. This stresses that you can't say you represent wikinews. You're an
independent reporter who has been recognised as a journalist by the wikinews
>From there it's down to individuals, companies, and country-specific laws. In
the US I believe people have been issued press passes to sporting events based
on wikinews credentials, if I do not misunderstand the situation then there is
nothing like a requirement to be a member of a journalist's union or have
qualifications in journalism. Other countries may differ, and if the Polish
wiki community has a legal maven they need to speak up.
Moving on to "Editor In Chief", this isn't really the wiki way. One person
shouldn't be given specific powers such as (I imagine) suspending someone's
credentials. This would more likely be the function of an arbitration
committee. That's relatively young on en.wikinews, so you might just be
looking to have a group of three or so able to quickly respond to complaints
about misuse of credentials, and to organise votes on the issuing of
Lastly, you need to look to start issuing credentials to people who will test
them out. If you have someone like a football fan who reports on his team's
matches, let him see if they'll issue him with a press pass for the grounds.
If you get one, make sure they see the end result. If you've a print edition,
mail them each copy that has an article with reporting from the grounds.
Hopefully some useful information can be extracted from the preceding
Tricky issue here.
I have discussed it a bit on the polish irc channel.
I am not entirely sure what had been decided regarding passes on the
And there is the issue of the editor in chief, which might be tricky.
Could we discuss this together ?
---- Forwarded message from "Dariusz Siedlecki"
From: "Dariusz Siedlecki" <dariusz.siedlecki(a)wikimedia.pl>
To: board(a)wikimedia.org, zarzad(a)wikimedia.pl
Subject: Polish Wikinews - Press passes for Polish Wikireporters and other
Date: 2006-03-29 15:40:28
> The Polish local chapter, Wikimedia Polska, would like to give out
> press passes for the users of the Polish Wikinews project. For that,
> we're working on specific regulations towards who could get such a
> pass, and how would our Association be associated with them.
> The Polish law doesn't explain how a press pass should look, and what
> information should be on it, but we want to include the following:
> - The Wikinews logo, along with the Wikinews name and preferably with
> a subtitle "Polska"
> - Information that this person is a reporter of Wikinews Polska
> - Contact info towards someone from Wikimedia Polska, who could give
> out accreditations and take phone calls from any institutions, if
> there would be any
> We plan to cover the costs of printing press passes and personal
> cards. We need permission from the Foundation (preferably signed by
> the Board) faxed to our fax number for the following:
> - Usage of the name and logo
> - Delegating a person from our Association who would work as an editor in
> This is a bit tricky - we're aware that no one should be called an
> editor in chief, so one of our bureaucrats (either me or someone else
> who would be elected) could stand for this position.
> It is possible, that we could register Wikinews Polska as a company in
> Poland in the future, but that'd be another topic to discuss (and not
> really that necessary yet). For now, we'd like to discuss our
> cooperation with the Foundation on the usage of the Wikinews logo and
> name and the delegation of someone standing as editor in chief.
> That's all from me. Best regards,
> Dariusz Siedlecki
> Executive Secretary of Wikimedia Poland
---- End forwarded message ---
Since there was not so much media activities, I didn't send report every
12. February 2006.
- The article about Rancic Milosh's visit to Zagreb was published on the
- The article about Rancic Milosh's visit to MAMA (Zagreb) was published on
the site of daily Danas
14. February 2006.
-Milos Rancic speaked in the program called Digital icons, on the second
channel of Belgrade radio.
16. February 2006
-Milosh Rancic had an interview for the radio B92. It will be broadcasted on
18th or 19th February
18. February 2006.
-Wikipedia was shown up as the main news on the National television website,
at the part called "intersting".
3. March 2006.
-Cultural portal of the southeastern Europe, SEECULT.org published article
about WIkipedia at the part called "intersting".
Wikimedia Serbia and Montenegro