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Wikimedia Algeria
Map of Algeria
Locator maps of Algeria
Country code DZ
Official language(s) Arabic / French - عربي / فرنسي
Other language(s) English
Fondateur Mohammed Bachounda

Local Wikimedia chapters > Algerian Chapter This page shows the new for 2014

The Wikimedia Algeria User Group is a local User Group of the Wikimedia Foundation. Its mission is to promote the Wikimedia Foundation and its projects in Algeria.

One of its core missions is to aid and encourage people to collect, develop and disseminate knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic content in the public domain or under a license that allows everyone to freely use, distribute and modify said content without the payment of royalties.

A web site and a Facebook group have been created in order to promote Wikimedia projects and spread information among the Wikimedia community and projects in Algeria.

People interested in helping to create a local chapter[edit]

Please add your name below if you would like to help out or take part.


Promote the Wikimedia Foundation and its projects in Algeria.

Possible projects[edit]


  • Wikiproject Algeria (Wikipedia) / Projet Algérie (Wikipédia) / مشروع ويكي الجزائر(Arabic Wikipedia)
  • Images (Commons)
  • News / Actualités / أخبار (Wikinews)
  • Wikivoyage / Wikivoyage / ويكي الرحلات
  • Wikisource / Wikisource / ويكي مصدر (Wikisource)

Contact local institutions (museums, heritage institute, ministries...) to conduct GLAM projects in collaboration with the group. Make audiovisual equipment available to members to contribute to Wikimedia Commons.


  • Wiki Loves Monuments in Algeria 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Wiki Tour in Algeria: a trip across the country to promote Wikipedia and its sister projects.
  • WikiMaghreb a two day conference where participants from Maghreb region expose their experiences and perspectives on Wikimedia projects.
  • Wiki Loves Earth 2014 in Algeria.
  • Wiki Loves Mosques in Algeria (project of taking pictures of minarets and mosques in Algeria)
  • Workshops and meetups

Roles an Algerian Chapter would play[edit]

  • Promotion: Promotion of Wikimedia projects and Free content in general. To encourage the use of Wikimedia resources in education (at primary, secondary and tertiary levels)
  • Recruitment: To recruit non-technically minded people to contribute to Wikimedia projects. This may involve some education on the use of Mediawiki software.
  • Social: Organisation of conventions
  • Research: With a local chapter, research should be easier. The chapter can work together to gather information on a range of topics not currently covered.

Proposed headquarters[edit]

  • Mostaganen