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

by Sailesh Patnaik

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 Bhasha Gaurav Din" celebrations in Maharashtra

by Manasa Rao

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

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Intellectual Property Rights and Mobile Apps

by Anubha Sinha

The Pervasive Technologies project looks at the impact of intellectual property rights on the Indian mobile app development industry, amongst other research questions. This post identifies the various kinds of IP in an app, and explains the protections available under Indian IPR law.

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Marathi Wikisource & Digitisation Workshop

by Subodh Kulkarni

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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Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

by Subodh Kulkarni

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

by Sailesh Patnaik

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

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

by Ting-Yi Chang

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

by Manasa Rao

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

by Manasa Rao

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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