Wikimedia user groups/Applications/WikiDZ


This Wikimedia user group application has been approved by the Affiliations Committee.

Proposed name of Wikimedia user group: (There are some templates at Step-by-step user group creation guide#Naming of user groups.)

  • name in its long form : Algeria Wikimedians User Group
  • name in short form  : WikiDZ

1. Who are the people behind this application?

Algerian Wikipedians and Wikimedians with a support of Wikipedian friends from other countries.
Some of them are not Algerians but they support the creation of a User Group in Algeria, some of the Algerian :Wikipedians/Wikimedians are living abroad.
many contributors living abroad are Algerian immigrants; they often come in the summer to see their families in different :cities of Algeria
and we often meet several appointments
1a. How many?
Actually we are 7 ,many should join our group next times.
1b. Active in which Wikimedia projects, if any?
  1. Trabelsi Ismail frwiki ,arwiki , commons ,translate stat
  2. Vikoula5 frwiki ,arwiki , commons ,translate stat
  3. bachounda frwiki ,arwiki , commons ,translate stat
  4. Mouh2jijel frwiki ,arwiki , commons stat
  5. Faycal.09 enwiki ,frwiki ,arwiki stat
  6. موسى_الوهراني arwiki stat
  7. Particip arWiki stat
  8. Abdelhak wikiar ambasador at WpEP stat
  9. Oldstoneage frWiki ,arqWiki ,Meta stat
  10. Gêt Fenyan frWiki,arqWiki stat
  11. ترجمان05 enwiki ,commons ,meta ,translate stat
  12. Perigou arqWiki stat
  13. Arabesk arqWiki stat
  14. MortadaBachounda stat
  15. Orango stat
  16. Dzlinker stat
  17. Djug stat
  18. FSouici stat
  19. Faycal.09 stat
  20. Said Tadjer New User
  21. Ramzi KAHLANE New User
  22. Ghezaltar New User
1c. How are they geographically distributed?
they are distributed in north algeria ,to the west Algeria Oran, Mostaganem included on a 40 km circumference other are in médea far than oran more than 300 km
Algerian residing in other countries : france ,spain ,russi ,canada
1d. Do you have any highly active or prominent (on local or international level) Wikimedians / Wikipedians? If so, please name a few. (provide user names and wiki of origin)
  1. Trabelsi Ismail frwiki ,arwiki , commons ,translate stat
  2. Vikoula5 frwiki ,arwiki , commons ,translate stat
  3. bachounda frwiki ,arwiki , commons ,translate stat
  4. Mouh2jijel frwiki ,arwiki , commons stat
  5. Faycal.09 enwiki ,frwiki ,arwiki stat
  6. موسى_الوهراني arwiki stat
1e. How many people do you expect will eventually want to join?
  • this text is translated from French
for active users we plan to rally 30 contributors WikiDZ.
for new users who have never owned an account; a preliminary estimate of over 100 is considered.
to grow with time and activities.
  • French original text :
pour les utilisateurs actifs on projette rallier 30 contributeurs vers WikiDZ.
pour les nouveaux utilisateurs qui n'ont jamais possédé un compte ; une estimation preliminaire de plus de 100 est a envisager.
à croître avec le temps et activités.

2. For the application and final agreement we will require two contact persons that can sign the Wikimedia User Group Agreement on behalf of the group. Who will those be? (please provide user names and wiki of origin) Please also include email addresses for these users either on this page or in your initial email to the Affiliations Committee (AffCom(_AT_)

  1. bachounda email : founder
  2. Oldstoneage email : cofounder

3. Please give a short summary of your time path from the founding up to now.

  • this text is translated from French
Algerian contributors have long wanted to create a combination of Wikipedia contributors; pages in social networks proves it.
2009 Algerian make attempts to get into wikimedia incubator, draft Algerian dialects.
end of 2012 we launched wikipedia education program in an Algerian university.
the visit of the head of the program is received.
in 2013 I launched the competition Wiki loves monuments in Algeria with the help of Algerian Wikipedians and the world. it was a great success; I traveled across the whole of Algeria to promote the contest.
I discovered a newspaper article that talks about the necessity to create wikimedia Algeria and profits that can bring :wikimedia Algeria to promote open knowledge.
I did some research and I discovered the page I add my User Name; but I begin to promote the project. meetings are multipilent *in Algerian cities to discuss wikipedia.
  • in 2014 we launched wiki earth loves Algeria and Wiki loves monuments Algeria.
  • in 2014 we received a coming wikipedian ukraine.
  • in 2014 we realized a photo exhibition contest WLM 2013.
the possibilities of creating a user group is new, my participation wikimania London allowed me to better understand the :mechanism;everything was put together; he has nothing left to follow the procedure, and file the application
  • French original text :
les contributeurs algériens voulais depuis longtemps créer une association de contributeurs de wikipedia; les pages dans les :réseaux sociaux le prouve.
2009 des algériens font des tentatives pour lancer dans incubateur wikimedia, des projets de dialectes Algérien.
fin 2012 on lance wikipedia education programme dans une universite algerienne.
on reçoit la visite du responsable du programme.
en 2013 je lance le concours Wiki loves monuments en algérie avec l'aide de wikipediens algériens et du monde. c'etait un :grand succes; j'ai voyagé a travers toute l'algérie pour promouvoir le concours.
je découvre un article dans la presse qui parle de la necessité de créer wikimedia algérie et des benefices que peut apporter wikimedia algérie pour la promotion de savoir ouvert .
je fait des recherches et je découvre la page j'ajoute mon User Name ; mais je commence à promouvoir le projet . on :multipilent les rencontres dans les villes algérienne pour parler de wikipedia.
en 2014 on a lancé wiki loves earth algérie,et wiki loves monuments algérie.
en 2014 on a reçus un wikipedian venue d'ukraine.
en 2014 on a réalisé une exposition photo du concours WLM 2013.
la possibilités de créer un user groupe est toute nouvelle , ma participation a wikimania London m'a permis de comprendre :mieux le mecanisme;
tout etait réunis ; il ne restait plus qu'a suivre la procedure , et déposer la demande.

4. Which geographical area and context do you cover (or plan to cover) with your entity?

we plan to cover the algerian state.

5. Have there been any activities/meetings etc. of this group of people? If yes, please briefly describe some examples.

  • October 2012 to June 2013 wikipedia education program in an Algerian university.
  • September 2013 Wiki loves monuments in Algeria.
  • April 2014 we received a wikipedian came from Ukraine.
  • June 2014 wiki loves earth Algeria
  • August 2014 photos exhibition for WLM 2013 contest.
  • Septembre Wiki loves monuments Algeria 2014 second edition.
  • September 2014 Month of French contribution in an Algerian university with more meeting in other cultural center and private
  • October to November 2014 Wiki Loves Africa
French original text :
  • Octobre 2012 to Juin 2013 Programme d'éducation de wikipedia dans une université algérienne.
  • Septembre 2013 Wiki loves les monuments en Algérie.
  • Avril 2014, nous recevions un wikipédien venu d'Ukraine.
  • Juin 2014 wiki loves earth Algérie
  • Août 2014 exposition de photos pour WLM concours 2013.
  • Septembre Wiki loves monuments Algérie 2014 secondes édition.
  • Septembre 2014 Mois de la contribution française dans une université algérienne avec plus de réunion dans un autre centre :culturel et privé
  • Octobre to Novembre 2014 Wiki Loves Afrique

6. Do you keep any monthly/half-yearly/yearly reports of you activities? If yes, please provide links.

  1. file at facebook group - liste des wikipediens algériens
  1. first report of our activities
  2. fr:Projet:Algérie
  3. ar:ويكيبيديا:مشروع ويكي الجزائر
  4. en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Algeria

7. What kind of activities are planned for the future in the user group?

we plan to continue our activities
  • Collaboration with the Algerian associations to mount Event
  • Organizing meeting
  • workshop
  • presentation
  • Participate in cultural events
  • WEP
  • The series of competitions Wiki Loves
  • GLAM
  • Day photographic outings cultural discovery
found a non-profit association recognized by Algerian law ,in order to work with the official institutions.
*French original text
nous planifions de continuer nos activités
  • collaborations avec les associations algériennes pour monter des evènement
  • organiser des meeting
  • workshop
  • presentation
  • participer a des manifestations culturelles
  • WEP
  • la séries de concours Wiki Loves
  • GLAM
  • journée sorties photographique découverte culturelle

8. Is you entity already legally registered? Do you intend on becoming a legally registered entity in the next thirteen months?

no, our association is not registered
Yes, we plan to start a non-profit organization recognized by the Algerian laws in order to work with the official ::institutions in the next thirteen months
  • French original text
non ;notre association n'est pas enregistré
Oui ;nous prevoyons fonder une association a but non lucratif,reconnue par les lois algériennes ;afin de pouvoir travailler ::avec les institutions officielle dans les treize prochains mois

9. Do you have a bylaws for you entity? If yes, have the bylaws been reviewed by a lawyer/specialist?

no ; we are in discution to establish a text.

10. How can the Affiliations Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation help your group?

to be able to support the movement in Algeria wiki
you can help
By giving us an affiliation as a group of users.
By funding all or part of our programs and activities.
By supporting the development of our group to become a chapter.
By allowing us to attend events organized by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • french original text
pour etre capable de soutenir le mouvement de wiki à l'Algérie
vous pouvez nous aider
En nous donnant une affiliation comme un groupe d'utilisateurs.
En finançant la totalité ou partie de nos programmes et activités.
En soutenant le développement de notre groupe pour devenir un chapitre.
En nous permettant a assister aux manifestations organisé par la fondation wikimedia.

Submitted: Oldstoneage (talk) 16:30, 26 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]
has answered questions: --Bachounda Med. (talk) 17:36, 3 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Acknowledged: --Maor X (talk) 10:54, 28 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Additional clarification from AffCom


Mes amis algériens, s'il vous plaît noter que le AffCom ne peut pas fournir le financement des activités. Le WMF peut financer vos activités. Nous pouvons vous guider comment demander des fonds. (sorry about my French) --Maor X (talk) 10:54, 28 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]