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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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Odia Virtual Academy launched
by Admin published Oct 29, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched a new web portal of ‘Odia Virtual Academy’ (www.ova.gov.in) to promote the Odia language and literature at the Secretariat here.
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Blog Entry Sambad Health and Women Edit-a-thon
by Admin published Apr 15, 2018 last modified May 07, 2018 04:34 PM — filed under: ,
Sambad Health and Women Edit-a-thon was an offline edit-a-thon held in the month of April in collaboration with the Sambad media house, Odia Wikimedia User Group and the Center for Internet and Society.
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Blog Entry Chromebook for the Project Tiger- How it is helping me to contribute actively on Wikimedia projects!
by Sangram Keshari Senapati published Mar 26, 2018 last modified Apr 20, 2018 06:21 AM — filed under: , ,
Project Tiger is a collaboration project of Wikimedia Foundation with Centre for Internet and Society, Wikimedia India and other affiliates of India to improve and create high-quality content in Indic languages like Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi etc.This project helps the active and experienced Wikipedia editors by supporting them with Internet charges for 6 months and Laptops to 50 volunteers to address existing Wikipedia content gaps.
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Blog Entry Government of Odisha adopting Creative Commons License to Promote Transparency and Access to Knowledge
by Sailesh Patnaik published Jan 17, 2018 last modified Jan 18, 2018 01:22 AM — filed under: ,
This year started with an astonishing announcement by the Government of Odisha towards the free knowledge movement. On the Public Domain day, which is celebrated every year on 1st January, The Government of Odisha continuing its collaboration with the Odia Wikipedia community has announced to release the content of its two major departments under Creative Commons license.
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Blog Entry Odia Wikisource Turns 3
by Manasa Rao published Oct 22, 2017 last modified Oct 23, 2017 05:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
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Blog Entry Asian Athletics Championships 2017 Edit-a-thon
by Sailesh Patnaik & Jnanaranjan Sahu published Jun 30, 2017 last modified Aug 01, 2017 05:23 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Odia Wikipedians, in conjunction with Indian Athletics Federation and Sports and Youth Services collaborated to document the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. Hundreds of photos were uploaded and new Wikipedia content added to inform the event’s fans.
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Blog Entry Sambad 100 Women Edit-a-thon
by Ting Yi Chang and Sailesh Patnaik published Mar 20, 2017 last modified Apr 18, 2017 10:05 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
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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Blog Entry Women’s History Month: Sambad collaborates with Odia Wikipedia for a Two Day Edit-a-thon
by Sailesh Patnaik published Mar 16, 2017 last modified Mar 17, 2017 05:36 AM — filed under: , ,
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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Blog Entry WikiTungi: Bhubaneswar City Wiki Community Turns 1
by Sailesh Patnaik published Feb 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Odia Wikipedia’s WikiTungi is an attempt at building a community of Wikimedians at the city level.
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