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Wikipedia edit-a-thons to add content on LGBTs
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2014 last modified Jul 28, 2014 06:41 AM — filed under: , , ,
From Monday, Wikipedia will hold a series of “edit-a-thons” to encourage people to add content to the site about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
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Open Knowledge Festival 2014
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 28, 2014 last modified Jul 28, 2014 10:17 AM — filed under: , , ,
Subhashish Panigrahi represented India as the India Ambassador of OpenGLAM local in Berlin. The event was organized by Google, Omidyar, et.al., in Berlin from July 15 to 17, 2014.
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'Trolled' from US Congress, Wikipedia bans edits
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 28, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has issued a ten-day ban against an anonymous editor of its website located on the premises of the U.S. Congress, after the latter engaged in “disruptive editing,” on a wide range of subjects, from moon-landing conspiracy theories linked to Cuba to naming former U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as an alien wizard.
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Now, Christ students will contribute to Wikipedia
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 06, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
The department of languages at Christ University has set a precedent by including contribution to Wikipedia as a part of the undergraduate course work.
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ALC signs MoU for better net access
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 20, 2014 — filed under: , , , ,
Andhra Loyola College (ALC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society – Access to Knowledge (CSI-A2K) here on Thursday.
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Blog Entry CIS - A2K Work Plan: July 2016 - June 2017
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 02, 2016 last modified Apr 29, 2016 09:36 AM — filed under: , , , ,
One of the key mandates of the Access to Knowledge (A2K) program at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is to work towards catalyzing the growth of the free and open knowledge movement in Indic languages. CIS has been a steward of the Wikimedia movement in India since December 2008. Since September 2012, we at CIS-A2K, have been actively involved in growing the movement in India through (i) a grant received from the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) for the period September 2012 - June 2014, (ii) the FDC Grant received for the period July 2014 - June 2015 and (iii) the FDC Grant received for the period July 2015 - June 2016. Based on the productive experience of working with various Indic Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K has developed this work plan for July 2016 to June 2017.
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Blog Entry 8 Challenges for Improving Indian Language Wikipedias
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Mar 29, 2016 last modified Mar 29, 2016 05:05 PM — filed under: , , ,
After more than 10 years in existence, the Indian-language Wikipedias still are not known to many Indian language speakers. Wikipedia became the largest encyclopedia in history as a result of thousands of volunteer editors.
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BHASHA - Indian Languages Digital Festival
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 31, 2016 last modified Jun 18, 2016 05:14 PM — filed under: , , ,
Subhashish Panigrahi gave a talk at the Bhasha- India Languages Digital Festival a conference organized by news media YourStory, at New Delhi on March 11, 2016. In the panel "The challenges of making regional language content available on the Web and on mobiles" Panigrahi spoke about some of the challenges in growing the Indian-language Wikipedia projects and the communities.
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Wikipedia: State of Tech — A Talk by Erik Moeller
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 02, 2012 last modified Dec 18, 2012 06:51 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore is hosting a talk by Erik Moeller, Vice President of Engineering and Product Development at the Wikimedia Foundation at its office in Bangalore on November 12, 2012, from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m., followed by a lunch discussion.
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Wikipedia taps students for Kannada content
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 24, 2014 last modified Apr 03, 2014 10:01 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Conducts workshops in Ujire, Moodbidri for training in vernacular editing.
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