Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon - III edition

The Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon aims at fostering new alliances between media freedom activists, journalists, media experts, and the Wikipedia and open-knowledge communities in order to boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom-related issues in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide.

Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon in Madrid
dateFriday, 18 January 2019
time16.00 - 21.00
locationMedialab-Prado, calle Alameda 15, Madrid

The third edition of the edit-a-thon will be held at the Medialab-Prado (calle Alameda, 15 - Minilab C) in Madrid on January 18th 2019 from 16:00 to 21:00.

The event is organised by Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (based in Trento, Italy) in cooperation with Wikimedia España. It is part of the Wiki4MediaFreedom initiative, which aims to systematise, expand, and update Wikipedia entries on freedom of information and threatened journalism in Europe.

Event information edit

Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon in Madrid, poster

The Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon aims at improving the quality, number and languages of articles on media freedom and pluralism-related contents in order to increase public knowledge of media freedom issues and to raise awareness of the need of more transparency and accessible information in this field.

To this aim, the Madrid's edit-a-thon will gather media freedom activists, journalists, media experts and a group of experienced Wikipedia volunteers and Wikidata experts.

After an introduction 4-5 hours of collaborative editing will follow, with experienced Wikipedia editors working side by side with participants to edit entries, verify sources and references, fill missing information, translating contents.

Participants will be provided with:

  • A list of articles in need to be improved;
  • A list of sources that can be used as references;
  • A list comprising a selection of quality articles proposed for translation into other languages, depending on the participants’ language skills.

Participants may edit in English, Spanish or any other language they wish to use.

The edit-a-thon is a follow up to a GLAM project implemented in 2015 by OBC Transeuropa in cooperation with Wikimedia Italia as a part of the project European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and aiming at enriching and systematising the articles on media freedom and pluralism in Europe in several linguistic versions and training / assisting OBC Transeuropa’s staff to allow them to contribute autonomously in Wikipedia beyond the end of the GLAM project.

The Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon is at is III Edition, after the successful experiences of the I edition held in Belgrade in November 2016, and the II edition held in Sofia in November 2017.

Agenda edit

  • 16.00 - 16.30: Welcome and introduction
  • 16.30 - 21.00: Editing session
  • 21.00 - 00.00: Dinner

Refreshments and a light dinner will be offered to the participants by the organisers at the Cantina of the MediaLab.

What you can do edit

You can contribute to improving media freedom and pluralism-related contents by:

  • Writing new articles on media freedom, pluralism, transparency and access to public information in Europe;
  • Editing and improving existing articles to add information, updates, sources;
  • Translating existing articles into other languages;

Participants may edit in English, Spanish or any other language they wish to use.

What to bring edit

  • Your laptop and power cords (we cannot provide computers for participants; tablets will be difficult to work on for this event);

Please sign up for a Wikipedia account before you come to the event

RSVP edit

Registration form (in Spanish)

List of articles to be created or improved edit

Killed journalists edit

Access to public information, media freedom, pluralism, transparency edit

Articles created during previous edition of the Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon

Participants edit

  1. --Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 15:01, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mr.Ajedrez (talk) 15:21, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Sabbut (talk) 15:22, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Rodelar (talk) 15:23, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  5. --Rossella Vignola (OBC) (talk) 15:24, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Barcex (talk) 15:32, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  7. --Florenciac (talk) 16:24, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Articles edited or created edit

  1. it:Lista di giornalisti uccisi in Europa edited --Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 15:03, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  2. es:Asesinato de Gabriel Grüner y Volker Krämer translated. --Rodelar (talk) 16:25, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  3. en:José Luis López de Lacalle created/translated --Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 17:00, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  4. es:Giovanni Spampinato --Florenciac (talk) 17:08, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  5. es:Łukasz Masiak translated. Sabbut (talk) 17:12, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  6. en:Access Info Europe created in English. --Rossella Vignola (OBC) (talk) 17:17, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  7. es:Kutlu Adalı translated. --Rodelar (talk) 17:19, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  8. es:Milan Pantić translated. Barcex (talk) 17:26, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  9. en:List of journalists killed in Europe edited --Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 18:07, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  10. es:Representante de la OSCE para la Libertad de los Medios translated. Sabbut (talk) 18:32, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  11. es:Anastasia Babúrova translated. Sabbut (talk) 18:53, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  12. es:Mauro De Mauro translated. Mr.Ajedrez (talk) 18:54, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  13. it:José María Portell created/translated --Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 19:08, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  14. es:Asesinato de Ján Kuciak translated. --Rodelar (talk) 19:16, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  15. es:Giancarlo Siani created/translated Barcex (talk) 19:17, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  16. it:Access Info Europe created in Italian --Rossella Vignola (OBC) (talk) 19:18, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  17. es:Aleh Byabenin translated. --Rodelar (talk) 19:31, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  18. es:Siniša Glavašević translated. Mr.Ajedrez (talk) 19:32, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  19. es:Elmar Huseynov translated. Mr.Ajedrez (talk) 19:43, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

External links edit