Grants:Project/Rapid/Anass Sedrati/Oslo Freedom Forum/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Anass Sedrati/Oslo Freedom Forum.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? Yes, I have met the goals set for the participation to the forum. Together with other Wikimedians, we have participated in raising awareness about Wikimedia and human rights, and tried to reach as many participants as possible during the Tech Lab Day. I am satisfied with the course of the project, especially that it made good impact with the right people.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 Event 1 Event
N/A 37 Commons Uploads We did not have a metric in the target as it was not a typical edit-a-thon, but more an awareness work.
N/A 147 total edits We did not have a metric in the target as it was not a typical edit-a-thon, but more an awareness work.
N/A 12 new articles We did not have a metric in the target as it was not a typical edit-a-thon, but more an awareness work.

A detailed outcome can be found with the data provided by the Outreach tool:


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

The attendance to the Tech Lab was good and people were interested in knowing more about Wikipedia (and in this context, how it can be used to promote human rights). The communication worked well and it was easy to talk to the visitors and explain our work to them. Since many visitors were either involved in IT or human rights (or both), they had some knowledge about Wikipedia, which helped in having interesting discussions. People were also open and eager to help in this context, so many pictures of notable people could be taken and uploaded to commons.

  • What did not work so well?

The Tech Lab was rather big, and rather competitive, so it was difficult to attract people to visit the Wikimedia stand. We changed our strategy then from waiting for people to come, to instead go and try to talk and bring them to the stand.

  • What would you do differently next time?

In the next editions, one idea can be to ask the forum to invite the speakers on special sessions in the Wikimedia stand, so that we take pictures of them and write their information. This can be easier than trying to find them in the venue. Another idea can be to use the three days of the forum, not only the tech lab. I have noticed that all the city of Oslo is advertised by this event, so we can for example have an edit-a-thon related to human rights on the same dates parallel to the forum. This will make the impact really bigger.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Summary of expenses for the event[edit]

  • Train Stockholm - Oslo (27 May): 921 SEK
  • Accomodation for 2 nights - 2369 SEK
  • Daily expenses in Oslo (for 2 days): 1000 SEK
  • Train Oslo - Stockholm (29 May): 200 SEK
  • Total: 4490 SEK

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project? No. Please just let me know by email about the next steps to take so that this operation can be completed. If you need any receipts let me know as I have them in electronic format and can share them by email.