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Ivana Madžarević, Wikimedia Serbia


CEE Newsletter Serbia - June 2023


Education Program[edit]

GLAM Program[edit]

  • The two-month Wikipedian in Residence project has started at the Adligat Association for Culture, Arts and International Cooperation. During the first month, 384 files were uploaded on Wikimedia Commons, among which there are numerous interesting things such as the contents of a gift suitcase on the occasion of Tito's visit to Jakarta or photos from Stana Pavlić's Legate. 4 new articles were written, while 15 articles were illustrated.
  • As part of the Wiki librarian project, an accredited seminar was held in the "Svetozar Marković" University Library. 11 participants attended and 11 articles were written.
  • A workshop on visual editing of Wikipedia and editing of Wikidata was held in the "Svetozar Marković" University Library.
  • Meetings were held with representatives of the Open Culture program within the Creative Commons organization.

Diversity Program[edit]

  • Another competition on Wikipedia in writing articles about the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, CEE Spring, has ended. This competition was realized in cooperation between Wikimedia Serbia and the Wikimedia Community of Republika Srpska in the period from March 21 to May 31. As part of the competition, 542 articles were written, while 189 were improved. A total of 19,062,665 bytes were entered, which is almost six million more than last year. User Sadko won the competition, user Ljiljana Sundać took second place, while user Zlockolicki won the third prize. In addition, two additional prizes were awarded to users Vilena66 and EmiliaITČA in the form of 2,000 RSD vouchers for the purchase of books.
  • Wikimedia Serbia and the Wikimedia Community of Republika Srpska, in cooperation with the Center for Research and Development of Society - IDEAS, organized a second edit-a-thon on the occasion of World Refugee Day, which lasted from June 20 to 30. The edit-a-thon was focused on topics related to refugee crises in different countries, refugee rights, films and books that talk about this subject, etc. As part of this action, 6 editors wrote 27 articles on Serbian Wikipedia. The edit-a-thon had international character and was supported by the communities and editors on Macedonian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Bosnian and Albanian Wikipedia.
  • In June, two Wikipedia workshops were held for representatives of the Roma Student Initiative and the Roma Women's Network.
  • During June, members of the community had the opportunity to evaluate the current strategy of Wikimedia Serbia and thus participate in the process of developing the organization's new strategy.
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