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The Wikinewsie Group News
Edition 6, December 2, 2013

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The Group
  • Aff-comm recommended to the Wikimedia Foundation Board that The Wikinewsie Group be recognised as a thematic organization in early November.[1]
  • Wikinews Education Program blog post was published on Wikimedia's official blog.
  • Discussions were had on IRC and Skype about the possibility of installing the education extension on Ukrainian, Czech and Korean Wikinews. While these could be used to potentially re-invigorate the local communities and provide a cohort of new contributors, the limited contributor base at the moment makes it difficult to implement. Greater partnerships would need to be done with chapters to provide people to assist local projects in running any education initiative.
  • What is news? handout was created to supplement existing training materials as this is an area where new contributors sometimes have issues on English Wikinews.
  • Documenting your original sport reporting was created to supplement Wikinews Original Sport Reporting. Assistance is requested in translating these documents into Spanish and Ukrainian.
  • LauraHale attended Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2013 in Slovakia representing The Wikinewsie Group. She had conversations with people from several chapters about the potential to do things with TWG including the Polish, Estonian, Serbian, Czech and Ukrainian chapters.
Original reporting projects
  • The paperwork was submitted at the end of the month to send five Wikinews reporters to the Sochi Paralympic Games.
  • Attempts were made to secure media accreditation for the Commonwealth Games. The application was unsuccessful.


Recent original reporting
See also: Авторський репортаж. The wiki uses nothing for the publish process.
See also: Wikinoticias:Reportajes originales sin notas, Artículos publicados. The wiki uses a category for the publish process.
See also: Оригинальные репортажи, Опубликовано. The wiki uses a category for the publish process.
See also: Reportage original, Article publié. The wiki uses a category for the publish process.
See also: Notizia originale, Pubblicati. The wiki uses a category for the publish process.
See also: Originalaj raportaĵoj, Publikigitaj artikoloj. The wiki uses a category for the publish process.
See also: Materiały autorskie. The wiki uses a category for the publish process.
See also: Original reporting, Published. The wiki uses flagged revisions for the publish process.

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See also: Wikinews:Originalbericht, Veröffentlicht. The wiki uses a category for the publish process.