WikiIndaba conference 2018/Submissions/African cultures and the wikimedia movement, technical, ethical and inter-cultural debate

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Submission no. 014
Title of the submission

Technical, ethical and inter cultural issues about African cultures within Wikimedia movement

Type of submission

round table

Author of the submission

Lionel Scheepmans

Language of presentation

Bilingual French and English

E-mail address



Lionel Scheepmans

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
  • Wikiversity
  • University of Louvain-la-Neuve
Personal homepage or blog

My user page on MetaWiki


EN : The idea of this round table would be to gather the opinion of the assembly from various part of Africa on a set of technical, ethical and cultural issues related to the development of the Wikimedia movement within the African continent. To the proposed moderator's questions will be added other items coming from the meeting.

  • What's about Technical barriers in your country? : mobile network - air time price - Wikipedia zero ...
  • What's about cultural barriers in your country? : Oral culture - social network and games priority - lack of sources ...
  • What's about ethical issues in your country? : Western cultural colonization - Ethnocentrism - Inequality of Opportunities - Economic and Linguistic Injustice...

FR : L'idée de cette table ronde serait de récolter l'avis de l'assemblée sur un ensemble de questions techniques, éthiques et culturel liées au développement du mouvement Wikimedia au sein du continent Africain. Aux questions proposées par le modérateur seront ajoutées d'autres questions en provenance de l'assemblée.

  • Quels sont les obstacles techniques dans votre pays ? Réseau mobile - prix des connexion - Wikipedia zero ...
  • Qu'en est-il des barrières culturelles dans votre pays ? Culture orale - priorité accordée aux réseau social et aux jeux - manque des sources ...
  • Qu'en est-il des questions éthiques dans votre pays ? Colonisation culturelle occidentale - Ethnocentrisme - Inégalité des chances - Injustice économique et linguistique ...
What will attendees take away from this session?
  • Better understanding of inter-cultural issues on Wikimedia movement.
  • Testimony of African Wikimedia movement actors to the other actors by video recording.
Theme of presentation
  • Wikimedia Research
  • WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Length of session

55 min

Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?

Not sure.

Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests


Is this Submission a Draft or Final?


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  1. Anthere (talk) 23:28, 15 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Committee decision[edit]


Reason: The topic is discussed in a number of proposals such as 002 and 007.