Celtic Knot Conference 2019/Submissions/An Oral Wikipedia - A dream or reality?

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Title of the submission

An Oral Wikipedia - A dream or reality?

Type of submission (Lightening talk, panel, tutorial/workshop, Presentation)

Lightening talk

Author of the submission

Anass Sedrati

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Anass Sedrati

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Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Morocco User Group

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Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Many minority languages are not written and have been transmitted orally from generations. Since Wikimedia claims that it gathers all knowledge of humanity, it does not feel that these languages receive the same treatment as their written counterparts. Unfortunately, the hierarchization of languages based on their "written or not" status is a blocker for accessing knowledge for millions of people. A discussion about involving an Oral Wikipedia is necessary if the true aim that Wikimedia strives to achieve is to "make knowledge available for everyone in all languages".

What will attendees take away from this session?

The attendees will relate to the problem if coming from communities having similar issues, and can help advocate having oral wikipedias.

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  1. Yupik (talk) 02:00, 9 June 2019 (UTC)