Centre for Internet & Society

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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Mini Workshop on Tools: Wikipedia Monthly Meetup, Hyderabad

by Manasa Rao and Pavan Santhosh

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

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

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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