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Preliminary research result on Wikipedia gender gap in India

Preliminary research result on Wikipedia gender gap in India

Since June 2016, Ting-Yi Chang from the University of Toronto has worked with the CIS-A2K team to conduct action research on the Wikipedia gender gap in India. The research aims to improve the understanding of the gender gap (imbalance) issue in the Indian Wikipedia communities while examining local interventions.

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34th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Proposal for Analysis of Copyright Related to the Digital Environment

Posted by Anubha Sinha at May 15, 2017 10:42 AM |

Anubha Sinha, attending the 34th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from 1 May, 2017 to 5 May, 2017, made this statement during the discussion on the Proposal for Analysis of Copyright Related to the Digital Environment.

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34th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Discussion on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives

Posted by Anubha Sinha at May 15, 2017 10:30 AM |

Anubha Sinha, attending the 34th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from 1 May, 2017 to 5 May, 2017, made this statement during the discussion on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives.

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Continuing community engagement: Communities of interest and Quarrying

Continuing community engagement: Communities of interest and Quarrying

Posted by Manasa Rao at Apr 18, 2017 12:00 AM |

In telling the stories of Indian Wikipedians, we bring to you the story of Dr. Diptanshu Das, a doctor and avid Wikipedian, working with WikiProject Medicine who recently approached CIS-A2K with a technical request.

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Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatma Samaj Mandal, Aurangabad

Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatma Samaj Mandal, Aurangabad

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM |

A Marathi Wikipedia edit-a-thon was conducted at Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatma Samaj Mandal in Aurangabad

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Wikisource:Internship Project at New Law College, Pune

This Wiki - internship project is being conducted for New Law College (Pune),under the guidance of Prof.Dr.Mukund Sarda, Dean and Principal of NLC by CIS A2K as part of this project at en wikisource; teams of students will acomplish proof reading, validation, compilation annotation etc. of Indian Laws and to begin with Copyright laws and Intellectual property laws at Portal:Copyright law/Copyright law of India.

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Sambad 100 Women Edit-a-thon

Posted by Ting Yi Chang and Sailesh Patnaik at Mar 20, 2017 12:00 AM |

A two-day 100 Women Edit-a-thon was held on March 18 and 19, 2017 in collaboration with Odisha’s biggest newspaper publisher Sambad. The event was inspired by BBC’s 100 Women series and edit-a-thons with the same name in December 2016. More than 20 female journalists participated and registered as new Odia Wikipedians. The event served as a highlight of the Women’s History Month in Indian language Wikipedias as well as in the global movement.

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Women’s History Month: Sambad collaborates with Odia Wikipedia for a Two Day Edit-a-thon

Women’s History Month: Sambad collaborates with Odia Wikipedia for a Two Day Edit-a-thon

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Mar 16, 2017 07:35 PM |

Sambad's 100 Women Edit-a-thon: Two day edit-a-thon to increase quantity and quality of women-related articles on Odia Wikipedia

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Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Environment Management

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon was organized by CSIBER College and the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) in Kolhapur on March 30, 2017. Subodh Kulkarni was a trainer. The edit-a-thon was attended by 32 students.

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Women's Day Edit-a-thon at Jeewan Jyoti Women's Empowerment Centre, Pune

Sterlite Tech Foundation and Jnana Prabodhini joined hands with the Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team to hold a Wikipedia edit-a-thon at Jeewan Jyoti Women's Empowerment Centre, Ambawane in Pune on March 10, 2017. Subodh Kulkarni was one of the trainers. The edit-a-thon was attended by 28 students.

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Women's Day Edit-a-thon at Jnana Prabodhini

Women's Day Edit-a-thon at Jnana Prabodhini

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Mar 09, 2017 12:00 AM |

A Marathi Wikipedia Women's Day edit-a-thon was conducted in collaboration with Jnana Prabodhini to commemorate the celebration of International Women's Day.

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"Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din" celebrations in Maharashtra

Posted by [email protected] at Mar 07, 2017 02:40 PM |

Marathi Language Day was recently commemorated across the state of Maharashtra to celebrate the Marathi language, its literature and culture.

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WikiTungi: Bhubaneswar City Wiki Community Turns 1

WikiTungi: Bhubaneswar City Wiki Community Turns 1

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at 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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Marathi Wikisource & Digitisation Workshop

A Marathi Wikipedia workshop was organized by the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS-A2K) team on February 17 and 18, 2017. Maharashtra Granthottejak Sanstha, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited and Jnana Prabhodini were the co-organizers. The discussions were held at Jnana Prabodhini, Sadashiv Peth, Pune on February 17 and C Trade Tower, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune on February 18, 2017.

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Orientation & Training session for Environmental Activists in Satara on 13th February 2017

Orientation & Training session for Environmental Activists in Satara on 13th February 2017

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Feb 13, 2017 12:00 AM |

A Marathi Wikipedia Orientation & Training session for Environmental Activists was held in Satara on 13 February, 2017

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Bargarh Manuscript Digitisation Project

Bargarh Manuscript Digitisation Project

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM |

The digitisation of temple manuscripts at the Dadhivamana Temple, Bargarh in Western Odisha followed by a workshop for the students of Imperial College took place between 11- 12 February, 2017.

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Imperial College Orientation Program, Bargarh

Imperial College Orientation Program, Bargarh

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM |

An Odia Wikipedia workshop was conducted at Imperial College, Bargarh on 12 February, 2017.

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

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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Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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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"Free-license Wings To Your Books"  in Vijayawada

"Free-license Wings To Your Books" in Vijayawada

Posted by Pavan Santhosh at Feb 08, 2017 12:00 AM |

"Free-license Wings To Your Books" event held at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada

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