Talk:Wikinews accreditation policy

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Great plan. Make it so. :) --Daniel Mayer 13:59, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

If you have a complaint about the actions of any accredited Wikinews user, please address that with the community concerned. Only in cases where difficulties can not be worked out with the community should the matter be taken to the Board.

Which makes the Foundation, as I understand it, ultimately liable for content? I mean, if no amiable settlement is found within the normal community process, about the content of an article from an accredited user, this will lead to the board having to make decisions on content. Which, as far as I understand, is against its bylaws, and beside that, against the whole concept of Wikimedia projects in general. Or am I reading this completely wrong? notafish }<';> 16:03, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
It's not about the content of the projects. How is removing accreditation from a Wikinewsie any different to the Board banning users of Wikipedia in cases the community/ArbCom can't sort it out themselves? Section 4.3 of article 3 of the Wikimedia Foundation bylaws already state that "The Board of Trustees, at its sole discretion, may maintain or remove any such user's account from any of its projects". Angela 21:02, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

I added my thought about it on my blog :

why wikinews cannot issue press pass as of today

Soufron

I think you're confusing what Wikinews accreditation offers with official state-registered press credentials in France. Angela 21:02, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
I am not. Whether it is community-based or not, issuing press passes will imply that the foundation become liable for what is done with these passes, and for the whole content of wikinews... Soufron

Kudos AngelaEdit

An elegant solution. Thank you. - Amgine / talk 02:10, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

Updating this processEdit

The Board no longer handles these sort of project-level decisions. A community council, or community body that oversees use of the marks by community projects in recognized ways, would be a more appropriate group to do so. Until we have that sort of process set up, please post requests here on the talk page, so that they can be resopnded to. [since a request just came up last week, Board members can respond pulicly here, both with a note of approval and with a recommendation for a replacement community process.] SJ talk | translate   18:29, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello Sj. Thanks for posting this clarification. I think that such an important task, such as saying "OK" to a local policy which gives some individuals permission to use Wikimedia Trademarks to identify themselves as "Wikinews reporters" and publish news obtained by that accrediation should remain in hands of the Board, as it happens to Local Chapters (I know there's a ChapCom but it's the Board, per Resolution, the one who authorizes them finally to use the Wikimedia Trademarks and so on). IMHO this exceed the communities and thus I think the Board should have their say here. Best regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 20:19, 9 August 2011 (UTC)
I just removed the claims in the documentation about WMF board participation in this process. Blue Rasberry (talk) 03:13, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Request for approval of eswikinews accrediation policyEdit

On behalf of the Spanish Wikinews, per request of MadriCR, as per Sj's statement above I request formal approval of the Spanish-language Wikinews Accrediation Policy.

The policy is located at n:es:Wikinoticias:Acreditación de reporteros and it's been community approved in public vote located at n:es:Wikinoticias:Acreditación de reporteros/Votación (final results).

As such, formal approval and agreement for the Board of Trustees regarding this policy is hereforth requested. Regards,
-- Dferg ☎ talk 20:35, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay. The policy looks good, I personally think it should go ahead. A vote about this has not yet been reviewed by the Board. What I believe we need is a vote that states that wikines groups in particular are welcome to have accreditation policies, and that they should be approved by [defined process]. I am inclined to say "by a global requests committee" or "by a steward", referring to a page on Meta that defines what makes for a reasonable policy. [some oversight, some regular check-in, some check by the local group on participation and solid reporting for a minimum period of time]. SJ talk | translate   01:18, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
[Sorry for possible bad English] Hello again, if you need to ask something to the community in Spanish wikinews not hesitate to do so. We are very interested in this policy. Thanks in advance and waiting for the results --MadriCR 22:38, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

@Sj: means that we must direct the request to a steward? --MadriCR 15:04, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

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