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GI-tagged products to get Wiki pages
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 27, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Ever realised that the famous, red hot Naga Mirchi (a special variety of chilli from Nagaland) doesn’t have a Wikipedia page?
Located in Access to Knowledge / News & Media
Blog Entry This Multilingual Edit-a-thon wants to Improve Indian Content on Wikipedia
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 27, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 07:23 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Ever wondered how many articles the Kannada Wikipedia or the Hindi Wikipedia have relating to India, its social history, literary and cultural heritage and the journey of over 1600 languages?
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Blog Entry କେତେ ମାଗଣା ଫେସବୁକର ଫ୍ରି ବେସିକ୍ସ?
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 27, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 07:23 AM — filed under: , ,
This opinion piece in Odia on Facebook's Free Basics App was published in Odisha.com. The post highlights several user security and privacy that Free Basics is violating apart from violating net neutrality. It also brings the parallel of Airtel Zero and Free Basics with the Grameenphone project by Mozilla in Bangladesh and the worldwide Wikipedia Zero projects.
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Blog Entry Why It's Essential To Grow Indian-Language Wikipedias
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 26, 2016 last modified May 28, 2016 06:52 AM — filed under: , , ,
On 15 January, Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia celebrated its 15th birthday, meeting this milestone with 36 million articles in more than 290 languages (the English-language Wikipedia alone has crossed the 5-million article mark). But here I want to address some major questions that we need to ask as Indians.
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Geographical Indications in India Edit-a-thon
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 26, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
Between 25 January and 31 January 2016, CIS-A2K is organizing an edit-a-thon to celebrate India's republic day. The goal of this edit-a-thon is to create and improve Geographical Indications articles.
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Kannada Wikipedia edit-a-thon for Mechanical Engineering students of Sagara
by Ananth Subray published Jan 23, 2016 last modified Mar 01, 2016 01:56 PM — filed under: , , ,
In Sagara, Karnataka, a Kannada Wikipedia edit-a-thon is being planned to be organised during January 26-27.
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100 Konkani Articles Added to Wikipedia in One Day
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2016 last modified Feb 12, 2016 03:17 PM — filed under: ,
This was published in the Times of India.
Located in Access to Knowledge / News & Media
Blog Entry ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ପାଇଁ କିଛି ଅନ୍ତର୍ଜାତୀୟ ଇଣ୍ଟରନେଟ ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 14, 2016 last modified Jun 18, 2016 04:24 PM — filed under: , , ,
With more free and open software coming in, more people are coming together and collaborating. The ownership of various projects are coming from bigger corporations to the hands of people. It is essential to learn about the global, collaborative and multilingual projects in our language so that it come out of the four walls of literature and become the language of economy and knowledge. In this piece, I have discussed about three open knowledge projects Odia Wikipedia, Odia Wikisource and Global Voices Odia, how they work and how anyone can contribute in these projects.
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Telugu Wikipedia Education Program at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada
by Pavan Santosh published Jan 13, 2016 last modified Jan 13, 2016 07:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In collaboration with Andhra Loyola College (ALC), Vijayawada, Access to Knowledge programme (CIS-A2K) of the Centre for Internet and Society is opening up a Wikipedia Digital Centre in the college so that students and local Wikimedians could grow Wikipedia and other Wikimedia content in Telugu and other Indian languages. To begin with this, a two-day long Wikipedia Education Program is also being initiated which will continue to grow further by expanding local content on Wikipedia.
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Blog Entry Digital Futures of Indian Languages - Notes from the Consultation
by Tejaswini Niranjana published Jan 12, 2016 last modified Jan 15, 2016 05:55 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
A consultation on 'digital futures of Indian languages' was held at the CIS office in Bangalore on December 12, 2015, to generate ideas and structure the Indian languages focus area of the CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF). It was led by Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), and Tanveer Hasan, A2K programme at CIS; and was supported by CDIF. Here are the notes from the Consultation.
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