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. The Wikimedia Foundation's India
Program has become the Access to Knowledge (A2K) program  of the
Centre for Internet & Society (CIS). In this issue we bring you updates
from the Kolkata wiki community, the Odia wiki community, a report of a
workshop organized exclusively for women in Mumbai, Wikipedia hackathon
organised in Delhi and Hyderabad, and the recent news and media
coverage. Wikipedians from various communities can request for outreach
programs, technical bugs, logistics-merchandize and media, public
relations and communications at http://bit.ly/TOcXId
# CIS Office
* The A2K team  consists of three members: Nitika Tandon
, Subhashish Panigrahi  and Noopur Raval . Shiju Alex  left
the organisation. November 16 was his last working day.
* First Odia Wikipedia Education Program to be Rolled Out
 (by Subhashish Panigrahi, November 30, 2012). The program was
initiated at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Dhenkanal on
November 8, 2012.
# Workshops Organised by CIS:
* Odia Wikipedia
Workshop at AML  (Academy of Media Learning, Bhubaneswar, November
* Follow up to Wikipedia Introductory Session  (Bharati
Vidyapeeth, Delhi, November 19, 2012).
* An Odia Wikipedia Workshop at
KMBB  (KMBB College, Bhubaneswar, November 19, 2012).
Organised by Wiki Community
* Wikipedia Women's Workshop in Mumbai
 (by Noopur Raval, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Wadala,
Mumbai, November 4, 2012).
# Meetup Organised by CIS
Tasting the Sweetness of Wikipedia!  (Kolkata, November 3, 2012).
Hackathon organised by CIS
* A Wikipedia Mini-hackathon in Delhi
 (CIS, New Delhi, November 11, 2012).
# Hackathon Participation
* Wikipedia Hackathon  (organised by BITS, Hyderabad, October 25 -
# News and Media Coverage
* 'Some Indian laws could be
challenging ' (by Kalyan Subramani, Bangalore Mirror, November 15,
* A Report of the Odia Wikipedia Workshop held in KMBB College
of Engineering, Bhubaneswar  (Sambad, November 19, 2012).
OdishaDiary conferred prestigious Odisha Youth Inspiration Award 2012 to
Odia Wikipedia team  (by Pravuprasad Routray, Orissa Diary, November
* વિકિપીડિયા ગુજરાતી માં પણ છે  (by Harsh Kothari,
Cybersafar, November 28, 2012).
# Blog Entry
* Typing in Indic
Languages from Mobiles made Easy!  (by Subhashish Panigrahi,
November 19, 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 programs such as Accessibility ,
Access to Knowledge , Openness , Internet Governance , and
_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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