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Wiki4MediaFreedom Belgrade's Edit-a-thon
Mon, November 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CET
As part of its action within the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, OBC Transeuropa is organising on 21st November in Belgrade a Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon in cooperation with Wikimedia Serbia and with the support of Wikimedia Italia.
A portmanteau word of “edit” and “marathon”, an edit-a-thon is an organised editing event featuring a bottom-up collaborative experience of knowledge production, where editors work together to improve specific contents on Wikipedia.
The Wiki4MediaFreedom event aims at fostering new alliances between media freedom activists, journalists and the Wikipedia and open knowledge communities to boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom and pluralism-related issues in the largest open enciclopedia worldwide.
The focus will be on some of the most concerning issues affecting the media systems in Europe today, namely: transparency of media ownership; media concentration; access to public information and self-censorship. Particular attention will be given to the media freedom situation in Serbia and in other South-East European countries.
Participants may edit in English, Serbian and any other language they wish to use.
Participants will be provided with:
A list of articles in need to be improved;
A list of sources that can be used as references;
A list comprising a selection of quality articles proposed for translation into other languages, depending on the participants’ language skills.
After a short introduction and a tutorial on Wikipedia editing processes, 4-5 hours of collaborative editing will follow, with experienced Wikipedia editors working side by side with participants to edit entries, verify sources and references, and fill missing information. Refreshments and a light lunch for participants will be offered by organisers.
The edit-a-thon WIKI4MediaFreedom is a follow up to a GLAM project (“Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums”), a global Wikipedia initiative which helps cultural institutions to share their contents with Wikipedia and its many collaborative projects, implemented in 2015 by OBC Transeuropa in cooperation with Wikimedia Italia.
NB: Please, bring your own laptop and power cords (we cannot provide computers for participants; tablets will be difficult to work on for this event). Also, please sign up for a Wikipedia account before you come to the event.
For information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
More info on the event available here.
More info on WIKI4MediaFreedom here.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Do I have to bring my laptop to the event?
Yes, please bring your own laptop and power cords.
Do I have to sign up for a Wikipedia account before coming to the event?
Yes, please sign up for a Wikipedia account before coming. Please, go to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CreateAccount
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?