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Ukraine report: CEE Spring, Wiki Loves Earth, Freedom of panorama[edit]

Israel is 70[edit]

By antanana, anntinomy

The thematic month Israel is 70 ended on May 14. During the month 238 articles by 35 contributors were added[1], and 14 articles were improved[2]. The awards ceremony will take place on June 4, 2018 in Kyiv during an event organised by the Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Jewish Studies at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Freedom of panorama activities[edit]

By antanana

On May 15, 2018, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine did not pass a draft law #7539 on some amendments to the Law on Copyright, and the draft law was returned to the Committee of Science and Education to be improved. The draft law is supposed to go back to Verkhovna Rada no later than June 15. The draft law introduces non-commercial "freedom of panorama", that Wikimedia Ukraine has tried to fight before. This time Wikimedia Ukraine and Creative Commons Ukraine have developed an infographics concentrated on spheres that would not gain from "freedom of panorama" being non-commercial (like education, namely textbooks and educational materials, online education etc)[3]. The next steps will be sending letters to all members of the Parliament and working with them.

Amnesty Ukraine Human Right's Defenders Wikipedia Edit-a-thon[edit]

By antanana, anntinomy

On May 20, 2018, Wikimedia Ukraine held a Human Right's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon together with Amnesty International in Ukraine. 12 people took part in the event. This topic is not well-covered in the Ukrainian Wikipedia, so more activities might be needed.

CEE Spring article contest article contest[edit]

By antanana

The CEE Spring article contest took part from March, 21 to May 31. 1912 articles were created and 129 articles improved[4], 78 participants took part[5]. This contest usually produces a lot of content, and this means another challenge for us: how to find volunteers (and right tools) to rate the articles and decide who wins. The awards ceremony is planned for July/August.

Wiki Loves Earth photo contest[edit]

By antanana, anntinomy

This was the 6th edition of Wiki Loves Earth photo contest for Ukraine. 287 participants took part[6], uploaded 10 562 files. The challenge for the next few months will be evaluating the pictures and deciding on top-10 pictures to go to the International round, and also trying to integrate the pictures in the articles.

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