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Rejuvenating India’s Rivers the Wiki Way

Rejuvenating India’s Rivers the Wiki Way

by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Mar 07, 2019 02:23 PM

India is faced with a critical challenge when it comes to protecting its river bodies. Various forms of contaminants, industrial effluents, sewage waste, domestic waste, and so on are finding their way to rivers. This takes a toll on human health.

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The city of Bhubaneswar is going Open

by Sailesh Patnaik — last modified Mar 07, 2019 11:41 AM

Bhubaneswar supporting the concept of Openness movement has joined as one of the ambassadors of the movement in the world by giving citizens the right to access the content online produced by the government and make use of the work.

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CIS-A2K Finance Officer: Call for application

by Tito Dutta — last modified Mar 07, 2019 08:46 AM
March 07, 2019
Jobs,

The Access to Knowledge team of the Centre for Internet and Society is seeking applications for the position of Finance Officer, to support its Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) Programme. The job application is open to women only.

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ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಯೋಜನೆ ಸಮಾವೇಶ ಮತ್ತು ತರಬೇತಿಯ ವರದಿ

by Ananth Subray — last modified Mar 07, 2019 02:35 AM

ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯು ದಿನದಿಂದ ದಿನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಳಕೆಯಿಲ್ಲದೇ ಕುಂದುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ ಭಾಗದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮದ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಕರಗಳು ಸಿಗುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಇಂತಹ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ, ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸಿ ಬೆಳೆಸುವುದು ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗನ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯ. ಇದನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ಗಮನದಲ್ಲಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು, ಸಂತ ಅಲೋಶಿಯಸ್ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಆಶ್ರಯದಲ್ಲಿ ದಿನಾಂಕ ೦೯ ಹಾಗೂ ೧೦ ನೇ ಫೆಬ್ರುವರಿ, ೨೦೧೯ ರಂದು ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಯೋಜನೆ ಸಮಾವೇಶ ಮತ್ತು ತರಬೇತಿಯನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಲಾಯಿತು.

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Train the Trainer program 2018

Train the Trainer program 2018

by Sailesh Patnaik — last modified Mar 06, 2019 08:13 AM

Trainer the Trainer program is an annual three days residential program organised by the Access to Knowledge Program of Centre for Internet and Society. The program identifies the community leaders and brings Wikimedians from and around the SAARC countries to train them and provide mentorship in their work.

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Marathi Wikipedia Workshop & 1lib1ref session at Goa University

Marathi Wikipedia Workshop & 1lib1ref session at Goa University

by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Mar 01, 2019 12:35 AM

Marathi language department of Goa University has initiated the process to document the culture of Goa on Marathi Wikipedia and Commons.

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Marathi Language Fortnight Workshops 2019

by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Mar 01, 2019 12:39 AM

Maharashtra is a state which is rich in diversity in terms of language and culture seen in its various regions such as Konkan, Marathwada, Western Maharashtra, Northern Maharashtra and Vidarbha. Awareness needs to be created to make Wikimedia movement inclusive and diverse in these geographical regions as well as in their social strata.

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Mini MediaWiki Training Theni

by Ananth Subray — last modified Feb 13, 2019 02:34 AM

CIS-A2k is trying to strengthen the MediaWiki movement in India, and over the last six months, the team has collaborated with different Indian Wikimedians and started a project called Indic-TechCom.

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Supporting Indian Community 2018: Needs Assessment

by Tito Dutta — last modified Feb 06, 2019 09:46 PM
February 06, 2019

The Wikimedia Foundation and Google worked in close coordination with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Wikimedia India chapter (WMIN) and user groups will pilot a program encouraging Wikipedia communities to create locally relevant and high-quality content in Indian languages. Here is the needs-assessment report.

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CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy

CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy

by Sailesh Patnaik — last modified Dec 20, 2018 12:24 AM

On October 26, 2018, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) to work on drafting an open content policy for the state, to promote use of Wikimedia projects by various user types and to ensure sustainability of Wikimedia projects, and to facilitate development of relevant free and open source software projects. This partnership between OVA and CIS will be carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, and we are sharing an overview of the activities and their objectives in this post.

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