Wikimedia Asia Project

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The Wikimedia Asia Project is an effort by chapters in Asia to coordinate in sharing knowledge, pooling resources, hosting events and promoting Wikimedia projects. The project, originally proposed by Wikimedia Hong Kong, was first discussed during the 2010 chapters meeting in Berlin, and established in July 2010 during Wikimania 2010 in Gdańsk.

Participants[edit]

The following chapters and organizations are currently represented in Wikimedia Asia's mailing list. edit table

ISO Code Flag Country WM Code Formal name Website Meta Page Remarks Logo
AU Flag of Australia.svg Australia AU Wikimedia Australia http://www.wikimedia.org.au Wikimedia Australia Chapter Wikimedia Australia.svg
BD Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh BD Wikimedia Bangladesh http://wikimedia.org.bd Wikimedia Bangladesh Chapter Wikimedia Bangladesh logo.svg
ID Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia ID Wikimedia Indonesia http://www.wikimedia.or.id Wikimedia Indonesia Chapter Wikimedia-logo-id.svg
IL Flag of Israel.svg Israel IL Wikimedia Israel http://www.wikimedia.org.il Wikimedia Israel Chapter Wikimedia Israel.svg
IN Flag of India.svg India IN Wikimedia India http://www.wikimedia.in Wikimedia India Chapter Wikimedia India logo.svg
TW Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan TW Wikimedia Taiwan http://www.wikimedia.tw Wikimedia Taiwan Chapter Wikimedia Taiwan logo.svg
CN Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China CN Wikimedia User Group China Wikimedia User Group China User Group Wikimedia User Group China-zh-hans.svg
IR Flag of Iran.svg Iran IR Iranian Wikimedians User Group http://wikimediairan.ir Iranian Wikimedians User Group User Group Wikimedia iran logo.png
IQ Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq IQ Iraqi Wikimedians User Group Iraqi Wikimedians User Group Wikimedia Community for Iraqi User Group.png
KR Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea KO Wikimedians of Korea User Group http://wikimedia.kr 위키미디어_대한민국 User Group Wikimedia Community Logo.svg
NP Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal NP Nepal Wikimedians of Nepal Wikimedia Nepal User Group Wikimedia Community Logo.svg
PK Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan PK Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan http://wikimediapakistan.org/ Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan User Group Wikimedia Pakistan.png
LK Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka LK Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka User Group WikimediaSrilanka-Usergroup - Logo-Vertical.svg
TH Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand TH Wikimedians in Thailand Wikimedians in Thailand User Group Wikimedians in Thailand logo.svg
UZ Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan UZ Wikimedians of Uzbekistan Community Wikimedians of Uzbekistan Community User Group Wikimedians of Uzbekistan logo.svg
PH Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines PH-WC Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group PhilWiki Community User Group PhilWiki Community logo.png
IN Flag of India.svg India HDW Hindi Wikimedians User Group Hindi Wikimedians User Group User Group Wikimedia Community Logo Hindi.svg
IN Flag of India.svg India KVL Karavali Wikimedians User Group Karavali Wikimedians User Group Karavali Wikimedians User Group Logo.png
IN Flag of India.svg India MAI Maithili Wikimedians User Group Maithili Wikimedians User Group Maithili Wikimedians User Group Logo.svg
IN Flag of India.svg India ODW Odia Wikimedians User Group Odia Wikimedians User Group User Group Wikimedia Community Logo.svg
IN Flag of India.svg India PAN Punjabi Wikimedians User Group Punjabi Wikimedians User Group User Group Punjabi Wikimedians User Group logo - variation 1.svg
IN Flag of India.svg India WBG West Bengal Wikimedians User Group https://wb.wikimedia.org West Bengal Wikimedians User Group West Bengal Wikimedians User Group logo - variation 1.svg
MY Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia MY Malaysia Wikimedia User Group Wikimedia Malaysia User Group Applicant Wikimedia Community Logo.svg
MO Flag of Macau.svg Macau MO Wikimedia Macau http://www.wikimedia.org.mo/ Wikimedia Macau Inactive Chapter Wikimedia Macau Logo.svg
HK Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong HK Wikimedia Hong Kong http://www.wikimedia.hk Wikimedia Hong Kong Former Chapter Wikimedia Hong Kong logo.svg
PH Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines PH Wikimedia Philippines http://www.wikimedia.org.ph/ Wikimedia Philippines Former Chapter Wikimedia Philippines.svg
JP Flag of Japan.svg Japan JP Wikimedia Japan Wikimedia Japan Working Group Wikimedia Community Logo.svg
JP Flag of Japan.svg Japan JP-KS Wikimedians in Kansai http://kansai.wikimedia.jp/ 関西ウィキメディアユーザ会 Working Group Wikimedia Community Logo.svg
KH Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia KH Wikimedia Cambodia http://khmerwikipedia.wordpress.com/ Working Group Wikimedia Community Logo.svg
MM Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar MM Myanmar Wikimedia Working Group Wikimedia Community Logo.svg

How to join[edit]

All existing and proposed chapters, working groups and aligned organizations in Asia (including the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia) are included as a part of the Wikimedia Asia Project, as well as chapters and groups in Australia and Oceania. No application is required to participate.

Please subscribe to the Asian Chapters mailing list, all the discussion and notification will be sent to the mailing list. The mailing list is not only for internal members.

Using the talk page to communicate with other Asian members is also welcome, but use of the mailing list is preferred for a faster response.

You can check out the full original proposal of Wikimedia Asia Project to get a general idea.

If you have any query about the project, please contact one of the chapter contact-persons in the table above, or any admin of the Wikimedia Asia mailing list: Yuyu, Htchien, Deryck Chan, Aphaia and Sky Harbor.

On-going Projects/Future Plans[edit]

Helping the potentials chapters[edit]

If your country is a part of Asia and your community is going to set up a chapters, our existing Asian chapters and Asian Chapters Committees would like to give you a hand. Join the mailing list and get into contact with the existing chapters in Asia, we'll be happy to share our experience and offer the necessary expertise.

Wikimedia Asia Meeting[edit]

Please see the details here: Asian Chapters Meeting

Wikimania 2013[edit]

Wikimania 2013 was held in Hong Kong. See wm2013: for more details.

Cultural Content Exchange[edit]

The Cultural Content Exchange is a project to encourage translation of articles into as many Asian languages as possible.

Wikimania 2015[edit]

Wikimania 2015 was held in Mexico City. See wm2015: for more details.

Wikipedia Asian Month[edit]

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Wikipedia Asian Month is an online Edit-a-thon aimed at enhancing the understanding among Asian Wikipedia communities. The Wikipedia Asian Month plans to take place in November 2015, each of the participating communities will run a local Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on their own language Wikipedias, which promote editors create or improve the Wikipedia content about Asia except their own country. Although this is an Asian Month, the participating community is not limited in Asia.

Activities History[edit]

Asia Meetup, Hong Kong, 2013
Asia Meetup, Esino Lario, Italy, 2016
Asia Meetup, Montreal, Canada 2017

September 2007, the idea of a Wikimedia Asia project was first coined and discussed by Anirudh Bhati, Cary Bass, THD and Jeromy Chan.

November 2009, Wikimedia Hong Kong started the discussion of Wikimedia Asia Project through e-mail. After the discussion between most of the Asian chapters, they decided to apply a mailing list to Wikimedia Foundation for Asian Chapters.

December 2009, Wikimedia Foundation approved the mailing list application of Asian chapters.

February 2010, the first draft of Wikimedia Asia Project was published.

April 2010, the first Asian Chapters Meet Up was held in the Chapter Meeting 2010 in Berlin.

July 2010, the panel of Wikimedia Asia and the second Asian Chapters Meet Up were held in Wikimania 2010, Gdańsk.

August 2011, an informal Asian Wikimedians' lunch was held in Wikimania 2011, Haifa.

July 2012, a Wikimedia Asia lunch meetup was held in Wikimania 2012 in Washington DC. During the meetup we celebrated the 500,000th article on the Chinese Wikipedia.

April 2013, an Asian chapters meeting was held at the Wikimedia Chapters Conference 2013, Milan.

August 2013, an Wikimedia Asia meeting was held at Wikimania 2013, Hong Kong.

July 2015, an Wikimedia Asia meetup was held in Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City.

June 2016, Wikimedia Asia meetup, Wikimania 2016

August 2017, Wikimedia Asia meetup, Wikimania 2017

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