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Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon in Berlin
dateSaturday, 26 January 2019
time10.00 - 18.00
locationWikiBär, Gartenstraße 92, Berlin-Mitte

The Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon aims at fostering new alliances between media freedom activists, journalists, media experts, and the Wikipedia and open-knowledge communities in order to boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom-related issues in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide.

The fourth edition of the edit-a-thon will be held at the WikiBär, Gartenstraße 92, in Berlin-Mitte on Saturday 26 January 2019 from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM.

If you cannot make it to Berlin but you want to join us nonetheless you may do it remotely!

The event is organised by Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (based in Trento, Italy) in cooperation with Wikimedia Deutschland and the Berlin community. It is part of the Wiki4MediaFreedom initiative, which aims to systematise, expand, and update Wikipedia entries on freedom of information and threatened journalism in Europe.

Event information[edit]

Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon in Berlin - Poster

The Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon aims at improving the quality, number and languages of articles on media freedom and pluralism-related contents in order to increase public knowledge of media freedom issues and to raise awareness of the need of more transparency and accessible information in this field.

To this aim, the Berlin's edit-a-thon will gather media freedom activists, journalists, media experts and a group of experienced Wikipedia volunteers and Wikidata experts.

After an introduction 4-5 hours of collaborative editing will follow, with experienced Wikipedia editors working side by side with participants to edit entries, verify sources and references, fill missing information, translating contents.

Participants will be provided with:

  • A list of articles in need to be improved;
  • A list of sources that can be used as references;
  • A list comprising a selection of quality articles proposed for translation into other languages, depending on the participants’ language skills.

Participants may edit in English, German or any other language they wish to use.

The edit-a-thon is a follow up to a GLAM project implemented in 2015 by OBC Transeuropa in cooperation with Wikimedia Italia as a part of the project European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and aiming at enriching and systematising the articles on media freedom and pluralism in Europe in several linguistic versions and training / assisting OBC Transeuropa’s staff to allow them to contribute autonomously in Wikipedia beyond the end of the GLAM project.

The Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon is at is IV Edition, after the successful experiences of the I edition held in Belgrade in November 2016 and the II edition held in Sofia in November 2017. The III edition will be hold in Madrid on January 18th 2019.


  • 10.00 - 10.30: Welcome and introduction
  • 10.30 - 12.00: Edit-a-hon
  • 12.00 - 14.00: Lunch
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Edit-a-thon
  • 16.00 - 16.30: Break
  • 16.30 - 18.00: Edit-a-thon
  • 18.00 - 19.00: Break
  • 19.00 - 23.00: Dinner at Cô Chu

Lunch and dinner are kindly offered by Wikimedia Deutschland.

What you can do[edit]

You can contribute to improving media freedom and pluralism-related contents by:

  • Writing new articles on media freedom, pluralism, transparency and access to public information in Europe;
  • Editing and improving existing articles to add information, updates, sources;
  • Translating existing articles into other languages;

Participants may edit in English, German or any other language they wish to use.

What to bring[edit]

  • Your laptop and power cords (we cannot provide computers for participants; tablets will be difficult to work on for this event);


Are you coming? Please let us know by adding your signature here, by completing the registration form or by writing an email to caranti(_AT_)balcanicaucaso.org

  1. --Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 13:45, 17 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  2. --Rossella Vignola (OBC) (talk) 13:46, 17 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  3. --CristianNX (talk) 13:49, 17 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  4. --Mdossier (talk) 09:21, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  5. --Civvì (talk) 14:18, 17 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  6. --Mickey Mystique (talk) 14:32, 17 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  7. --BotBln (talk) 14:34, 17 January 2019 (UTC) I will visit you for few hours not for the complete time. I hope to see you at Thursday too at regular WikiBär-Event.[reply]
  8. --Ghilt (talk) 15:00, 17 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  9. DerHexer (Talk) 18:13, 17 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  10. --Ruislip Gardens (talk) 13:22, 18 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  11. --18quirl08 (talk) 19:58, 24 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  12. --Free2020 (talk) 11:44, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  13. --MB-one (talk) 17:18, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Katja Margret Hartwig

Joining remotely[edit]

If you join us remotely please remember to add the articles you are working on to the list as soon as you start in order to avoid edit conflicts!

  1. --Kritzolina (talk) 10:47, 19 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  2. --Rajeeb Dutta (talk) 15:55, 23 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  3. ...

Wikipedia editors who need financial support for participating in this event, can use the standard procedures by their local chapters. —Martin Rulsch (WMDE) (talk) 18:25, 17 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

List of articles to be created or improved[edit]

This list is just a suggestion: you may participate by editing or creating articles which are not listed, if they fall in the media freedom topic, and you may write original articles instead of translating them.

You may find more articles here.

Killed journalists[edit]

Access to public information, media freedom, pluralism, transparency[edit]

Articles created during previous edition of the Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon

Investigative journalism[edit]

Investigative journalists named as Guardians at the Person of the Year award 2018[edit]

External links[edit]


Das Wiki4MediaFreedom-Edit-a-thon zielt darauf ab, neue Allianzen zwischen Aktivisten der Medienfreiheit, Journalisten, Medienexperten und der Wikipedia sowie Open-Knowledge-Communities zu fördern, um die Verfügbarkeit von genauem Wissen zu Fragen der Medienfreiheit in der größten offenen Enzyklopädie weltweit zu erhöhen.

Die vierte Ausgabe des Edit-a-thon findet am Samstag, den 26. Januar 2019 von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr im WikiBär statt, in der Gartenstraße 92 in Berlin-Mitte.

Die Veranstaltung wird vom Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (mit Sitz in Trient, Italien) in Zusammenarbeit mit Wikimedia Deutschland und der Berliner Community organisiert. Es ist Teil der Initiative Wiki4MediaFreedom, die Wikipedia-Einträge zur Informationsfreiheit und zu bedrohtem Journalismus in Europa systematisieren, erweitern und aktualisieren soll.


Das Wiki4MediaFreedom Edit-a-thon zielt darauf ab, die Qualität, die Anzahl und die Sprache von Artikeln zur Medienfreiheit und zum Inhalt des Pluralismus zu verbessern, um das öffentliche Wissen über Fragen der Medienfreiheit zu erhöhen und das Bewusstsein für das Bedürfnis nach mehr Transparenz und zugänglichen Informationen zu stärken.

Zu diesem Zweck versammelt der Edit-a-thon in Berlin AktivistInnen der Medienfreiheit, Journalisten, Medienexperten und eine Gruppe erfahrener Wikipedia-Freiwilliger und Wikidata-Experten.

Nach einer Einführung folgen 4-5 Stunden gemeinsames Editieren. Erfahrene Wikipedia-Autoren arbeiten Seite an Seite mit den Teilnehmern, um Einträge zu bearbeiten, Quellen und Einzelnachweise zu überprüfen, fehlende Informationen auszufüllen und Inhalte zu übersetzen.

Die Teilnehmer erhalten Folgendes:

  • Eine Liste der Artikel, die verbessert werden können.
  • Eine Liste von Quellen, die als Referenzen verwendet werden können.
  • Eine Liste mit einer Auswahl von Qualitätsartikeln, die je nach Sprachkenntnissen der Teilnehmer in andere Sprachen übersetzt werden können.

Die Teilnehmer können auf Englisch, Deutsch oder einer anderen Sprache, die sie verwenden möchten, arbeiten.

Das Edit-a-thon ist ein Nachfolger eines GLAM-Projekts, das 2015 von OBC Transeuropa in Zusammenarbeit mit Wikimedia Italia als Teil des Projekts Europäisches Zentrum für Presse- und Medienfreiheit umgesetzt wurde und darauf abzielt, die Artikel zur Medienfreiheit und zu systematisieren Pluralismus in Europa in mehreren Sprachversionen zu bereichern und Schulung / Unterstützung der Mitarbeiter von OBC Transeuropa, damit diese über das Ende des GLAM-Projekts hinaus autonom in Wikipedia beitragen können.

Dieses Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon ist die IV. Auflage, nach erfolgreichen Erfahrungen der I-Ausgabe im November 2016 in Belgrad und der II-Ausgabe im November 2017 in Sofia. Die III. Ausgabe findet am 18. Januar 2019 in Madrid statt.


  • 10.00 - 10.30 Uhr: Begrüßung und Einführung
  • 10.30 - 12.00 Uhr: Edit-a-thon
  • 12.00 - 14.00 Uhr: Mittagessen
  • 14.00 - 16.00 Uhr: Edit-a-thon
  • 16.00 - 16.30 Uhr: Pause
  • 16.30 - 18.00 Uhr: Edit-a-thon
  • 18.00 - 19.00 Uhr: Pause
  • 19.00 - .....: Abendessen

Mittag- und Abendessen werden freundlicherweise von Wikimedia Deutschland angeboten.

Was kann man dort tun?[edit]

Es kann dazu beitragen werden, die Medienfreiheit und den Inhalt des Pluralismus zu verbessern, durch:

  • Schreiben neuer Artikel zu Medienfreiheit, Pluralismus, Transparenz und Zugang zu öffentlichen Informationen in Europa;
  • Bearbeiten und Verbessern vorhandener Artikel zum Hinzufügen von Informationen, Updates, Quellen;
  • Übersetzen vorhandener Artikel in andere Sprachen;

Die Teilnehmer können auf Englisch, Deutsch oder einer anderen Sprache, die sie verwenden möchten, bearbeiten.

Was soll ich mitbringen?[edit]

  • Laptop und das Netzkabel (wir können keine Computer für die Teilnehmer bereitstellen; es ist schwierig, bei dieser Veranstaltung an Tablets zu arbeiten);

Liste der Artikel, die erstellt oder verbessert werden sollen[edit]

Diese Liste ist nur ein Vorschlag: man kann daran teilnehmen, indem Artikel bearbeiten oder erstellen, die nicht aufgeführt sind, wenn sie unter das Thema Medienfreiheit fallen. Man kann auch Originalartikel schreiben, anstatt sie zu übersetzen.

Getötete Journalisten[edit]

Zugang zu öffentlichen Informationen, Medienfreiheit, Pluralismus, Transparenz[edit]

Artikel, die während der letzten Ausgabe des Wiki4MediaFreedom-Edit-a-thons erstellt wurden[edit]

Investigativer Journalismus[edit]

Articles edited or created[edit]

Please add here the articles you are editing or creating and your signature (please do it when you start doing it to avoid edit conflics):

  1. de:ECPMF - new redirect --DerHexer
  2. de:Europäisches Zentrum für Presse- und Medienfreiheit - new redirect and (slight improvement) --DerHexer
  3. it:IFEX - new article --Civvì (talk) 09:45, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  4. it:Accesso all'informazione pubblica in Europa - translated from English to Italian --Mdossier (talk) 09:47, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  5. it:Censura in Serbia - translated from English to Italian --CristianNX (talk) 10:21, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  6. de:Norbert Werner (Journalist) --Ghilt
  7. en:Norbert Werner --Ghilt
  8. en:Access Info Europe - improvement in English --Rossella Vignola (OBC) (talk) 10:37, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  9. it:Alessandro Saša Ota --Niccolò "Jaqen" Caranti (OBC) (talk) 11:01, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  10. it:Index on Censorship - review and update --Civvì (talk) 11:04, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  11. it:Simon Cumbers- translated from English to Italian --Ruislip Gardens (talk) 11:10, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  12. it:Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project - review and improve in Italian --Rossella Vignola (OBC) (talk) 11:36, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  13. en:Maria Ressa - translation from English to German --18quirl08 (talk) 11:53, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  14. sr:Ђузепе_Импастато - translated from en:Giuseppe Impastato (Q982793) --Mickey Mystique (talk) 11:56, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  15. it:Lea Schiavi - translated from English to Italian --Ruislip Gardens (talk) 15:02, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  16. it:Xulhaz Mannan - translated from English to Italian --Ruislip Gardens (talk) 15:02, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  17. de:Pressefreiheit - Linkfixes --DerHexer
  18. it:Media Legal Defence Initiative - translated from English to Italian --CristianNX (talk) 15:57, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  19. it:Dario D'Angelo --Niccolò "Jaqen" Caranti (OBC) (talk) 15:58, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  20. it:Wa Lone new --Civvì (talk) 15:59, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  21. de:Giovanni Spampinato translation --Free2020 (talk) 17:02, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  22. sr:Пројекат за пријављивање организованог криминала и корупције translation --Mickey Mystique (talk) 17:34, 26 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]