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by Ben Bas last modified May 02, 2016 05:53 AM

Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

by Subodh Kulkarni — last modified Mar 05, 2017 01:31 AM

A Marathi Wikipedia edit-a-thon was conducted by the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS-A2K) on February 5, 2017 at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal in Pune.

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WikiTungi: Bhubaneswar City Wiki Community Turns 1

WikiTungi: Bhubaneswar City Wiki Community Turns 1

by Sailesh Patnaik — last modified Feb 27, 2017 01:42 AM

The Odia Wikipedia’s WikiTungi is an attempt at building a community of Wikimedians at the city level.

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Only 8.5pc of Wikipedia Editors are Women. How do we fix the Gender Gap on the Internet?

by Ting-Yi Chang — last modified Feb 09, 2017 02:49 AM

Women-related articles are generally shorter, more prone to deletion, and more likely to be peripheral pieces under male-centric articles.

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Meet Telugu Wikipedian Surampudi Meena Gayathri – the first South Indian Wikiwoman completing 100Wikidays Challenge

Meet Telugu Wikipedian Surampudi Meena Gayathri – the first South Indian Wikiwoman completing 100Wikidays Challenge

by Ting-Yi Chang — last modified Jan 23, 2017 11:53 AM

In December 2016, Ms. Meena Gayathri and her fellow Telugu Wikipedians celebrated the Telugu Wikipedia Day and her accomplishment in the 100Wikidays Challenge – a challenge that requires Wikipedians to create one new article per day for one hundred days in a row. When asked about how it feels to take up the challenge and to become the first South Indian Wikiwoman who completed it, she replied “Like exericing, you would think it is hard to do it every day but if you try, it is really satisfying.” Ms. Meena Gayathri has been one of the few active female Telugu Wikipedians since 2014. Her contribution and passion towards her language and culture have transcended into what she called a “knowledge revolution.”

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WikiSangamotsavam 2016

WikiSangamotsavam 2016

by manasa@cis-india.org — last modified Feb 06, 2017 12:47 PM

The Malayalam Wikipedia community jointly held its anniversary celebrations and annual gathering in Kasaragod district, Kerala from 26 to 28 December, 2016. The Centre for Internet and Society was invited to partake in the event.

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Telugu Wikipedia Stall at Hyderabad Book Fair

Telugu Wikipedia Stall at Hyderabad Book Fair

by manasa@cis-india.org — last modified Feb 06, 2017 12:48 PM

Telugu Wikipedia community put up a stall at the Hyderabad Book Fair in December welcoming members of the public to join as editors on the regional encyclopaedia.

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 Telugu Wikipedia Stall at Rajahmundry Book Fair

Telugu Wikipedia Stall at Rajahmundry Book Fair

by manasa@cis-india.org — last modified Feb 06, 2017 12:48 PM

Telugu Wikipedia community put up a stall at the three day Rajahmundry Book Fair from 20 - 23 November 2016.

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Mini Workshop on Tools: Wikipedia Monthly Meetup, Hyderabad

Mini Workshop on Tools: Wikipedia Monthly Meetup, Hyderabad

by Manasa Rao and Pavan Santhosh — last modified Feb 06, 2017 12:49 PM

Telugu Wikipedia community held its monthly meet-up in Hyderabad on 28 August 2016.

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Super Cassettes v. MySpace (Redux)

by Anubha Sinha — last modified Jan 18, 2017 02:31 PM

The latest judgment in the matter of Super Cassettes v. MySpace is a landmark and progressive ruling, which strengthens the safe harbor immunity enjoyed by Internet intermediaries in India. It interprets the provisions of the IT Act, 2000 and the Copyright Act, 1957 to restore safe harbor immunity to intermediaries even in the case of copyright claims. It also relieves MySpace from pre-screening user-uploaded content, endeavouring to strike a balance between free speech and censorship. CIS was one of the intervenors in the case, and has been duly acknowledged in the judgment.

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Ongoing Proof-reading Effort by ALC Student Wikimedians in Telugu Wikisource

by Pavan Santosh & Ting-Yi Chang — last modified Dec 30, 2016 11:00 AM

Student Wikimedians at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada formatted and proof-read more than 1,900 folios in Telugu Wikisource during the last few weeks of November (2016). Each day, a group of twenty students uses the lab facility provided by the college after regular classes to make necessary formatting changes and fix spelling mistakes in the folios of books available in Telugu Wikisource. Till date, the student Wikipedians have proofread eight books.

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