Description and background
Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa has been running the Wiki4MediaFreedom initiative since 2015. This initiative aims at boosting the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom and pluralism in Europe on Wikipedia, resulting in open-access, freely reusable quality contents for the wider public in multiple languages.
The Wiki4MediaFreedom editorial effort has focussed on media landscapes and other media freedom-related issues in South-east Europe, the Eastern Partnership countries, and Turkey, as well as Visegrád countries, and Baltic States.
Dozens of quality articles have been created and updated in English, focussing on specific topics like transparency of media ownership; media concentration; access to public information; censorship and self-censorship, with a set of country entries developed for each of them.
Now it is time to further share this knowledge with the wider Wikipedia community and foster societal engagement at local level to increase the ownership of Wiki4MediaFreedom in several languages across Europe: that’s why we launch the Wiki4MediaFreedom Contest - II edition to invite the community to contribute and join the Wiki4MediaFreedom initiative in support of media freedom, pluralism and quality journalism in Europe and beyond.
The I edition was held from May 3rd to July 15th, 2018.
What you can do: Creating, Updating, Expanding, Translating
Within the Wiki4MediaFreedom Contest, you can create, update, improve, translate articles in target languages: Albanian, English, German, Italian, Serbian, Croatian, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish.
If you choose to translate a Wikipedia article you can use any language as a source, but please remember that you have to translate into one of the target languages. Also, be sure of the quality of the original article you are translating!
Rules for participation
The contest will be launched on October 10th, 2018 and will last till November 30th, 2018.
Please, pick the article you wish to work on from the list below. Articles are here listed with a link to the Wikidata item: you will see the Wikidata label in your language if available.
To avoid overlapping, we ask you to report your name and the language you are working on on the list below. E.g. If you want to improve the article about "Access to Information Day" in English please sign this way:
- Access to Information Day (Q27343069)
Participants can choose to work on further items, provided they are in scope with the media freedom topic. To be sure please check with the organizers in the talk page.
- Access to Information Day (Q27343069)
- en:Access to Information Day--Agusbou2015 (talk) 00:22, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
- es:Día Internacional del Derecho al Acceso Universal a la Información--Agusbou2015 (talk) 01:16, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
- it:Giornata internazionale per l'accesso universale alle informazioni--Frullatore Tostapane (talk) 23:43, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
- access to public information in Montenegro (Q30324208)
- it: Accesso all'informazione pubblica in Montenegro--Frullatore Tostapane (talk) 09:45, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
- access to public information in Croatia (Q30324185)
- access to public information in Romania (Q30324246)
- access to public information in Turkey (Q30324243)
- access to public information in Slovenia (Q30324254)
- access to public information in Greece (Q30324289)
- access to public information in North Macedonia (Q30324293)
- access to public information in Bulgaria (Q30324203)
- access to public information in Kosovo (Q30324132)
- Access to public information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Q30324114)
- access to public information in Albania (Q30324102)
- access to public information in Georgia (Q29075243)
- access to public information in Moldova (Q30324084)
- access to public information in Armenia (Q28457253)
- access to public information in Europe (Q27898020)
- access to public information in Serbia (Q30324014)
- list of journalists killed in Europe (Q56447362)
- Chingiz Mustafayev (Q272847)
- Beppe Alfano (Q3638428)
- Carlo Casalegno (Q3659167)
- Cosimo Cristina (Q3695106)
- Mauro Rostagno (Q3852922)
- Walter Tobagi (Q4018031)
- José Luis López de Lacalle (Q2885897)
- Elmar Huseynov (Q5366405)
- Rafiq Tağı (Q2121629)
- Novruzali Mammadov (Q1302711)
- Rasim Aliyev (Q16373092)
- Dmitry Alexandrovich Zavadsky (Q269564)
- Aleh Byabenin (Q1859320)
- Gordan Lederer (Q5584651)
- Siniša Glavašević (Q360416)
- Kutlu Adalı (Q6448488)
- Sokratis Giolias (Q2613402)
- Mauro De Mauro (Q1772252)
- Giovanni Spampinato (Q3768169)
- Giuseppe Impastato (Q982793)
- Mario Francese (Q3848597)
- Giuseppe Fava (Q1396100)
- Giancarlo Siani (Q3762973)
- killing of Gabriel Grüner and Volker Krämer (Q29790899)
- Bardhyl Ajeti (Q4860150)
- Łukasz Masiak (Q27965118)
- Dada Vujasinović (Q1567681)
- Slavko Ćuruvija (Q1255413)
- Milan Pantić (Q6501088)
- Ross McWhirter (Q2167618)
- Martin O'Hagan (Q6776299)
- Nikolas Vogel (Q114896)
- Audiovisual Media Services Directive (Q56856283)
- Daphne Caruana Galizia (Q19646809)
- murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová (Q50192515)
- Media freedom in the European Union (Q22906815)
- European Charter on Freedom of the Press (Q22337825)
- media of Albania (Q6805852)
- media of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Q22026537)
- media of Bulgaria (Q22026538)
- media of Croatia (Q1916325)
- media of Kosovo (Q6805896)
- media of Montenegro (Q22026559)
- media of Serbia (Q22026540)
- media of Turkey (Q1328343)
- censorship in Turkey (Q1185409)
- media freedom in Serbia (Q21620393)
- freedom of the press in the Russian Federation (Q4411066)
- OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (Q2008169)
- Reporters Without Borders (Q154330)
- block of Wikipedia in Turkey (Q29597631)
- World Press Freedom Index (Q1067271)
- Internet censorship in Germany (Q2309297)
- Censorship by country (Q5058911)
- World Press Freedom Day (Q592588)
- freedom of panorama (Q918113)
- Veronika Cherkasova (Q467119)
- Michel Renaud (Q18922526)
- Mustapha Ourrad (Q18752494)
- Guillaume Barreau-Decherf (Q58466568)
- Souhayr Belhassen (Q452300)
Jury and prizes
A jury, composed of experts in the field of media freedom and Wikipedians, will review the articles translated, improved and updated and award prizes to the winners. The jury will include researchers and curators of the Media Freedom Resource Centre, an online open online platform that facilitates quick and systematic access to an ever-growing collection of resources on media freedom and pluralism in Europe. The jury will also include the multilingual network of translators and local correspondents of OBCT.
Articles will be evaluated base on:
- sources added.
Contest participants will be responsible for tracking their work on the main contest page in Meta. They will list each article they have worked on.
Prizes are online gift voucher:
- first place: voucher of the value of EUR 50.00
- second place: voucher of the value of EUR 30.00
- third place: voucher of the value of EUR 20.00
Special prizes may be awarded for a total of EUR 100.00. Principles that will guide the evaluation will take into consideration the quality of the articles and will aim at rewarding works in languages that have not received other prizes.
- 1st Prize: Frullatore Tostapane for Dmitry Zavadsky in Italian
- 1st Prize ex aequo: Ruislip Gardens for Accesso all'informazione pubblica in Albania in Italian
- 2nd Prize: Goth nespresso for Lista di giornalisti uccisi in Europa in Italian
- 3rd Prize: Agusbou2015 for Rafiq Tağı in Spanish