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Blog Entry Project Tiger 2.0
by Suswetha Kolluru and Nitesh Gill published Nov 24, 2019 — filed under: , , ,
If you think that Indian languages are as important as international languages, like English, then, you are on the same page with this article. If not, then, let me explain, why it is a significant and much bigger issue than you think.
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Blog Entry Wikipedia Orientation Program at Rotary Club of Salem
by Manasa Rao published Dec 11, 2017 — filed under: , , , ,
CIS-A2K in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Salem, Tamil Nadu conducted a two-day Wikipedia orientation workshop for student members of the club.
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Blog Entry Marathi Wikipedia workshop for Sandarbh Science magazine writers
by Manasa Rao published Nov 19, 2017 last modified Dec 19, 2017 03:53 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
A Marathi Wikipedia workshop was recently conducted for the writers at Sandarbh Science magazine.
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Blog Entry Wikimedia Technical Workshop at Savitribai Phule Pune University
by Manasa Rao published Nov 29, 2017 last modified Dec 19, 2017 04:03 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
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Blog Entry The Knowledge Base is Liberated
by Subodh Kulkarni and Madhav Gadgil published Aug 05, 2019 — filed under: , ,
The article published in Sunday supplement of Loksatta newspaper of Express group, written jointly by Madhav Gadgil & Subodh Kulkarni summarises - the status of searchable open knowledge available on web, eagerness of youth generation across the social strata to access knowledge on new gadgets and the approaches to build resources in Marathi on web harnessing potential of Wikimedia projects. It also elaborates major three breakthroughs – Free & open source software movement, Unicode revolution and development of collaborative knowledge building and sharing free platforms like Wikimedia projects easily accessible to people in their own languages.
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Blog Entry Christ (DU) students enrolls for 3rd Wikipedia certificate course
by Ananth Subray published Sep 23, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
Students of Christ (Deemed to be University) enrolled themselves for the third Wikipedia certificate course for the academic year of 2018-19, to understand the usage of Wikimedia projects.
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Blog Entry Aditya 365
by Pavan Santhosh published Nov 07, 2018 — filed under: , , , ,
Telugu Wikimedian Aditya Pakide successfully completed 365 Wiki Commons Days. Aditya started contributing to project after a Facebook comment by A2K community advocate suggesting that the same picture would get more utilization in Commons and a brief training followed.
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Blog Entry CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy
by Sailesh Patnaik published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Dec 20, 2018 12:24 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
On October 26, 2018, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) to work on drafting an open content policy for the state, to promote use of Wikimedia projects by various user types and to ensure sustainability of Wikimedia projects, and to facilitate development of relevant free and open source software projects. This partnership between OVA and CIS will be carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, and we are sharing an overview of the activities and their objectives in this post.
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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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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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