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Rejuvenating India’s Rivers the Wiki Way

Rejuvenating India’s Rivers the Wiki Way

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at 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

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at 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

Posted by Tito Dutta at Mar 07, 2019 07:50 AM |
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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

Posted by Ananth Subray at 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

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Mar 06, 2019 08:10 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 Language Fortnight Workshops 2019

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Feb 26, 2019 04:35 PM |

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

Posted by Ananth Subray at 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

Posted by Tito Dutta at Feb 06, 2019 09:45 PM |
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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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Marathi Wikipedia Workshop & 1lib1ref session at Goa University

Marathi Wikipedia Workshop & 1lib1ref session at Goa University

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Feb 01, 2019 09:00 PM |

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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CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy

CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy

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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Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018

Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018

A group of Indian Wikisource leader from 12 different language communities gathered in Kolkata to attend the Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018

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Punjabi Wikisource Training Workshop, Patiala

Punjabi Wikisource Training Workshop, Patiala

Posted by Jayanta Nath at Dec 06, 2018 07:30 PM |

A two-day long First Indic Wikisource Workshop training programme was organised by Punjabi Wikimedian during November 17-18th 2018 in Patiala, Punjab to better capacity of Wikisourcers both technically, and outreach and community building.

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Views on on the proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations at side-event organised by Knowledge Ecology International

On November 27, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) organised a side event during deliberations of the 37th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), Electronic Information for Libraries (eiFL.net), Corporacion Innovarte, Creative Commons, and Knowledge Ecology International appraised the current text for the proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations (Revised Consolidated Text on Definitions, Object of Protection, Rights to be Granted and Other Issues, SCCR/36/6). Speakers provided an overview of the treaty, explained the potential risks and problems caused, and proposed solutions to narrow the Treaty’s scope and limit the damage. Below is a transcript of the remarks made by Anubha Sinha who represented CIS at this event.

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37th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Agenda on Limitations and Exceptions

Posted by Anubha Sinha at Nov 29, 2018 10:20 AM |

Anubha Sinha, attending the 37th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from November 26, 2018 to November 30, 2018, made this statement on the agenda on limitations and exceptions on behalf of CIS on Day 3, November 28.

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37th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations

Posted by Anubha Sinha at Nov 29, 2018 09:50 AM |
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Anubha Sinha, attending the 37th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from November 26, 2018 to November 30, 2018, made this statement on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations on behalf of CIS on Day 1, November 26.

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Aditya 365

Posted by Pavan Santhosh at Nov 07, 2018 02:32 AM |

Telugu Wikimedian Aditya Pakide successfully completed 365 Wiki Commons Days. Aditya started contributing to project after a Facebook comment by A2K community advocate suggesting that the same picture would get more utilization in Commons and a brief training followed.

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History of Wikipedia Education programme at Christ (Deemed to be University)

Posted by Ananth Subray at Oct 29, 2018 02:20 AM |

This article gives the insight of Christ Wikipedia Education Program, how students are involved in different capacities in the program and shares the best practices of the Education Program.

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Digital Technology Engaging Pedagogy through Hindi Wikipedia - A Case Study

Posted by Dr. George Joseph,Dr. Sebastian K.A, and Kavitha A at Oct 28, 2018 05:56 AM |

We have published an article in International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities. The article is titled "Digital Technology Engaging Pedagogy through Hindi Wikipedia - A Case Study". The authors of the article are Hindi faculty members of Christ University and Ananth Subray from the Centre for Internet & Society provided research assistance.

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South India Copyright Workshop

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Oct 21, 2018 04:00 PM |

A workshop on Copyright was organized by CIS-A2K at Hotel Bhagini Icon in Bengaluru from 19th to 21st October 2018. Seventeen members from 5 language communities (Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Tulu) participated in the workshop. Yann Forget was the master trainer for the workshop.

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Christ (DU) students enrolls for 3rd Wikipedia certificate course

Posted by Ananth Subray at Sep 23, 2018 04:04 AM |

Students of Christ (Deemed to be University) enrolled themselves for the third Wikipedia certificate course for the academic year of 2018-19, to understand the usage of Wikimedia projects.

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