Ur raktres nevez Wikikeloù pe Wikinews. E bal eo rentañ-kont hag ober un diverrañ eus keleier diwar-benn a bep seurt danvezioù gant ur savboent neptu. War ar bajenn-mañ e vo kavet un deskrivadur eus palioù ar raktres zo diazezet war pemp ezhomm diazez. Evit ma yafe en-dro e ranko raktresoù Wikikeloù bezacñ savet en ur bern yezhoù (sellet ouzh lec’hiennoù Wikinews). Da bep kumuniezh eo lakaat e pleustr ar Wikikeleier dre ar munud.

Logo, disoc’h ar votadeg war al logo

Klask a raimp pourchas ur strobad mennozhioù evel danvez reolennoù amañ war Meta. Gallout a raio ar c’humuniezhioù dishechvel ober implij anezho evel diazez evit diorren ho reolennoù dezho evit o yezh. Kavet e vo ar mennozhioù-se da lakaat e pleustr war Wikinews/Thinktank evit poent.

Lec’hiennoù WikikeloùEdit


Porched liesyezhekEdit a gas d'ur porched liesyezh a implij skript porched Tim Starling. Tu zo da adaozañ ar porched Wikikeloù war portal. Gallout a ra ar verourien adaozañ ar patrom en HTML war template.


E penn-kentañ e oa bet lakaet ar bajenn-mañ d'ar vot evit sevel ur raktres nevez. Mouezhiet e oa bet war Wikinews/Vote. Da c’houde e oa bet savet ul lec’hienn da c’hortoz war, a oa deuet da wir goude ur mizvezh kaozeadennoù ha hadañ.

Here 26: Ur vouezhiadeg 'da welet' ha diret zo lañset evit kaout an aotre da implijout -- Wikinews/License straw poll.

Here 27: Un dalc’h eskemm hiziv, 20:00 UTC, war, #wikinews. Log : /IRC meeting Oct 27

Kerzu 2: kaset da

Kerzu 3: krouet.

Genv. 28, 29: Doareoù nedelandeg, galleg, suedeg ha spagnoleg savet

C’hwev. 6: Lañset eo Wikikeloù e bulgareg.

C’hwev. 12: Dibabet ez eus ul logo nevez - sellet ouzh Wikinews logo contest voting.

C’hwev. 19: Lañset ar raktres e poloneg, Roumaneg ha portugaleg.

Marzh 13: Tizhet ar 1000 pennad keleier war an embannadur saozneg.

Marzh 31: Savet an embannadur italianeg

Mae 23: Lañset an embannadur serbeg

Disklêriadur ar pennaennoù diazezEdit

sellet ouzh ar stumm orin war Wikinews manifesto

Klask a ra Wikikeloù krouiñ ur vammenn geleier frank e lec’h m'eo pedet kement hinienn da gemer perzh o tegas pennadoù diwar-benn darvoudoù bras ha bihan, pe e vefe peogwir int bet bevet gantañ, pe e vefe peogwir ez eus bet rentet kont anezho e lec’h all.

While Wikinews aims to be a useful resource of its own, it will also provide an alternative to proprietary news agencies like the Associated Press or Reuters; that is, it will allow independent media outfits to get a high quality feed of news free of charge to complement their own reporting.

Wikinews follows key principles which have made Wikipedia and other Wikimedia websites what they are today: neutrality, free content, and an open decision making process.


The internationality of the Wikimedia Foundation is one of our biggest strengths, and the Wikinews projects is building on this strength right from the start. Our first requirement is that Wikinews will be set up like Wikipedia, with a language domain for every Wikinews project:

and so on. A Wikinews project in a language will be started under two conditions: a) that the language is accepted as one of the Wikimedia project languages, b) that there are a sufficient number of people who express an interest in working on that language edition. Before a Wikinews language version is officially recognized as a Wikimedia project, and before the first sysop can be appointed, there must at least be 5 participants. This condition is there to prevent a single individual from effectively becoming a "benevolent dictator" in a Wikinews language version.

Stories from each language subdomain could be combined into a multilingual newspaper, as is discussed on the talk page.

Pazennoù disheñvel pennadoù WikikeloùEdit

A news article is a historical document. It is something which people expect to be able to cite without substantial changes to its content, especially after the event is no longer current. News articles can also be of immense political significance. They can lead to violence against the innocent, or to passivity in the face of a pending threat. This means that, at the time of publication, a news article must be solidly fact-checked and as objective as possible. Anyone should be able to take a published Wikinews article, print it out and distribute it – at any time.

We therefore formulate as the second requirement for Wikinews that an article must undergo at least four stages:

  1. Article development, in which a community of volunteers works on the text and media
  2. Final review, in which the accuracy, neutrality, copyright status, legality and comprehensiveness of the article are verified
  3. Article publication, in which the content is prominently linked and officially labeled as a published Wikinews article. Corrections and updates can still be made for a limited time if they are clearly pointed out alongside the article.
  4. Archival, in which the article is permanently frozen, for the purpose of citation. Corrections and updates can still be linked to, but the article text itself may not be changed.

Rentañ-kont war-eeunEdit

In order to implement our vision of not just a news summary service, but a source of original reporting, we formulate as our third requirement for Wikinews that there will be at least two types of reports:

  • summaries from external sources
  • reports by Wikinews reporters (based on first-hand experiences or on interviews and research)

In this context, we also establish one key principle that any Wikinews implementation must follow: to make available to the reader all the knowledge which we ourselves have, that is, to fully cite our sources, with the exception of sources which are anonymized for their protection.

Bezañ sur eo gwir hag hervez lezenn ar pennadoùEdit

The inclusion of original reports greatly expands the range of Wikimedia content for which the Wikimedia Foundation is potentially liable. The importance of news in informing public opinion also places on us an additional burden to, from the start, do our best to ensure the absolute accuracy of the content we publish.

Our fourth requirement for Wikinews is therefore that there must be processes in place to ensure that original reports are accurate and legal in the country of publication (and possibly the country of the primary readership, but this is left for individual Wikinews communities to decide in agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation). We cannot rely on the wiki process to improve articles after they are published, because, unlike an encyclopedia article, a news article has a limited lifetime: it receives very high exposure for a very brief period of time. Articles must be accurate and legal at the time of publication.

The thinktank lists some general ideas on how to maintain openness for original reports while guaranteeing that we can actually verify the information which is inserted. None of these ideas are, however, a requirement for the Wikinews proposal as presented here - the precise methods by which the requirement of accuracy and legality is satisfied will be left up to the individual Wikinews projects to implement.

Bezañ sur e chom neptu ar savboentoù embannetEdit

Wikinews adopts the neutral point of view policy which has been key behind the success of Wikipedia. All opinions and beliefs have to be attributed to their adherents, all factual claims have to be sourced. Wikinews will not engage in political advocacy; unlike some newspapers, it will not endorse political candidates, for example. An article which is not neutral at the time of final review should either be fixed or not be published.


How will you avoid duplication of effort with Wikipedia?

Wikinews articles provide very detailed information about specific events ("Allende toppled: Pinochet new ruler"). Wikipedia articles provide condensed information about a series of events (w:History of Chile, w:Augusto Pinochet, etc.). Also, Wikinews allows original research, while Wikipedia does not (Wikinews may eventually become reliable enough to be cited as a source on Wikipedia).

Let's take as a specific example the article w:Hurricane Charley on the English Wikipedia. In Wikinews, we would not just publish a brief timeline as in Wikipedia, but a detailed article about

  • what the forecast of the hurricane path and strength for the next day is
    • according to different experts
  • what preparations are being made by the local authorities (evacuations etc.)
  • what the situation is like for the people living in the storm area (live wiki-report)

Where Wikipedia would just summarize something like this report in one sentence, Wikinews might well reproduce (if in the public domain) the whole thing in order to give people as much useful "live" information as possible.

So the two projects are very different, and in many cases, the work of summarizing the Wikinews article in Wikipedia will not be much different from the work of summarizing other sources like CNN or MSNBC.

Nevertheless, Wikinews would also benefit from good article abstracts in addition to the full articles; so, for example, you could have a Wikinews article about the release of a new version of Microsoft Windows, and the introduction would briefly summarize what the main changes are, while the main text would go into much more detail.

It makes sense to aim for cross-wiki transclusion of this content: Wikinews could provide the abstracts, and Wikipedia could dynamically transclude them (like template pages) on a page like w:current events.

Overlap with Wikipedia background articles can be avoided by simply prominently linking to them in the Wikinews article and not going into too much detail about the history of an event.

What will the scope of the Wikinews project be?

This is left up to the individual Wikinews communities to decide (in the spirit of Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not), but in general, we will want to discourage things which are not verifiable or not significant. Nevertheless, Wikinews should grow into a very broad news source that even covers relatively minor events in very specific fields ("Linux kernel 2.6.7 released, FP crash fix"). The project will have to develop guidelines and processes by which events of major and minor significance can be distinguished, i.e. be given different prominence.

How can I ever trust what I read in Wikinews?

Our goal is that you can trust us more than you can trust other media, because we tell you exactly what we know and with what level of certainty we know it. In practice this means that factual information will always be sourced, even if it is to an anonymous source who has contacted a Wikinews reporter.

Reporting is expensive - how will you pay for travel costs, etc.?

Wikinews will depend on volunteers, at least initially. In the long term, it may be desirable to have a Wikinews research fund within the Wikimedia budget, so that Wikinews reporters can apply for funding for expensive research. Nevertheless, given that the Wikimedia community is very international, any country that has some level of Internet coverage is likely to have some Wikinews reporters sooner or later.

What processes will be in place for when a Wikinews user knowingly publishes POV or factually incorrect information?

Some ideas for dealing with this are outlined on the Wikinews/Thinktank page. In the general, we will want to exclude such users from the Wikinews community as we seek to exclude POV-pushers and vandals from the other Wikimedia communities.

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