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About WikiCred[edit]

WikiCred has been a community of practice and incubator of projects related to credibility on the wikis, since 2019. We support research and software projects, Wikimedia events, as well as small-production, high-scale initiatives around the world, which focus on improving and information literacy and credibility on the internet and beyond.

In 2019, we held Wikicredcon as part of Wikiconference North America at MIT, attracting over 300 attendees.

We aim to improve Wikimedia projects by ensuring higher quality of information and better conversation around how accuracy is determined. We want to serve as a home for initiatives and work related to credibility.

Contacts for the group, if you have any questions: Ahmed Medien, AnikaGupta23, Sam Klein, SuperHamster


In addition to being editors, we organize convenings and activities related to credibility and raise funds from major donors, companies and foundations to support these activities. Our efforts include incubating tracks on credibility at existing Wikipedia events (Wikiconference North America 2019, aka Wikicredcon) and supporting and sending members and users to global events related to Wikipedia credibility.


Our primary project this year has been the second round of WikiCred microgrants, which offers support for individuals and groups supporting the Wikimedia community’s role in the larger information and different media ecosystem (news media, entertainment).


We value inclusivity, and would like to reach out especially to projects that have the potential to reach out and onboard new and diverse members to the Wikimedia movement and efforts to support credibility and information trust around subjects such as climate science data and information, health information as well as policy and political media.


Add your name below if you'd like to be part of the user group and get regular updates about our work. Meetings and events are always open to the public.

Wikicred Grants[edit]

For details see'WikiCred/Grants'

Calls for Proposals[edit]

Applications for the most recent cycle were described in the 2022 Call for Proposals. That round of grants has now closed.


The first round of grants started in 2020, supported by Craig Newmark and growing out of WCNA 2019. The second round started in 2022, supported by a Wikimedia Alliance Fund Grant and Craig Newmark Philanthropies grant.

WikiCred grants have been made available through a collaboration between Hacks/Hackers (fiscal sponsor and administrator), Ahmed X. Medien, a democracy organizer, management consultant and information integrity strategist and members of Wikimedia DC and the New England Wikimedians.

Medien also known as AXM is a decade long democracy organizer since the early days of the Arab Spring. He works across vast policy domains mainly job creation, voter activation and multistakeholder conversations for the future of the internet and online information integrity and different media ecosystems (news media, entertainment). Medien has been involved in the open knowledge and open data communities since several years. He supported several Wikicommons competitions across Africa and the Middle East in 2020 and 2021. He managed the project known as WikiCred and wrote the new Alliance Fund grant proposal to continue to fund the project into 2022 and 2023. WMF Alliance Fund. Since 2020, WikiCred has supported a series of 20+ research projects.

Hacks/Hackers is an international, grassroots journalist organization whose mission is to create a network of journalists (“hacks”) and technologists (“hackers”) who rethink the future of news and information.

Wikimedian coordinators, including Kevin Payravi, Samuel Klein, and Ariel Cetrone, have helped connect Wikimedians with opportunities provided by WikiCred.

Other related activities and supporters[edit]

In past years, WikiCred has been supported, promoted and prioritized by organizations and initiatives that prioritize Wikimedia and credibility activities online, including:

  • The Credibility Coalition
  • MisinfoCon
  • WikiConference North America (WCNA) is the annual conference of Wikimedia enthusiasts and volunteers