Wikimedia Algeria/Gestion/Reports/Repport2021

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The Algerian Wikimedians User Group
Annual activity report

Report 2021[edit]


The Algerian Wikimedians User Group ("WikiDZ") was recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation on November 01, 2014.

During this reporting year from November 2020 to November 2021, WikiDz was aproved his Charter and in the process of drafting its Internal regulations: a step towards the final bylaws to fully consolidate the governance of the group. as stated in the charter, with full accordance with local laws.

Many highlights include:

Many activities were successfully carried out and we are proud to be the first with local expertise to have realized a totally online conference for the Arab community with more than 70 presentation proposals for 3 days.

To have offered an artistic work for the promotion of Knowledge which is a song on Wikipedia that has collected almost 100000 views.

We've a very rich region that leads us as a group to collaborate with several entities in the Arab world - the African and European region is to remain the most stable group in the region that helps other groups to emerge.

Our totally autonomous education program that continues to train to discover Wikipedia in Algerian universities.

The pandemic has brought out all our energy and this is the best year for WikiDZ.

The activities we didn't achieve will in most cases have to be postponed to the next year if they are of value, especially the internal rules and the creation of the association at the local level.

We would like to thank the WMF for its support and its indefectible trust in our activities. Without it, many events could not have been held.

You can read all the details below and you can tell us more about your remarks for continuous improvement.

See the 2021 Annual Plan od WikiDZ[edit]

Here are the guiding points of the WikiDZ action plan approved by the WikiDZ members

  • Done : WikiDZ Charter
  • Done : Strategy for the next 3 years
  • Done : Celebration of the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia
  • Done : Organize Education program in Algeria
  • Done : Organize Wiki loves Monuments 2020
  • Done : Organize Wiki loves Africa 21
  • Done : Organize Wikiarabia Algiers conference
  • Done : Realize Wikipedia Clip
  • Done : Wiki Weekend Francophone (participation)
  • Done : Visibility project (participation)
  • Done : WPWP (participation)
  • Done : Wikimania (participation)
  • Done : Rêvons la Casbah - Workshop Webinaire
  • Doing... : Drafting of the Rules of Procedure
  • Doing... : Creation of an association in Algeria
  • Not done : OSM vs WikiDZ Meeting
  • Not done : Publish list of Latest articles Algeria
  • Not done : Start Mantik Arabic phonetic transcription application project
  • Not done : Organize Wiki loves Earth 21
  • Not done : Organize Women in REd start at 2021 Ediathon

About financial statement[edit]

During this year, WikiDZ has not received any financial support from its members, from external individuals or organizations, nor from the Wikimedia Foundation (WF) except for the grant for Wiki Loves Africa and for the organization of the Wikiarabia event which were received with a separate process reports have been issued or are in progress for Wikiarabia . There is also no agreement on membership fees. In short, WikiDZ has no assets and no income.


Charter of the WikiDz Approved 10/11/2020[edit]

Charter of the Algerian user group signed WikiDz,

After several months of discussion and modification the members of the group agreed on the final version of the charter of the Algerian movement.

One more step on the governance of the movement

Wiki Weekend Francophone #4 with WMTunisia - Lightingtalk 24/11/2020[edit]

Lightingtalk Wiki Weekend #4 - Wiki Weekend francophone

Par bachounda mohammed/la mutation wikimedienne

Lightingtalk by bachounda mohammed in french la mutation wikimedienne

Wiki Weekend Francophone #4 with WMTunisia - Webinar 29 /11/2020[edit]

Global Conversations of the Strategy 21/22/11/2020 and 05/12/2020[edit]

We participated on behalf of the group to express our group priorities and see the other affiliates' prority locally and globally

We participated on behalf of the group to express our group priorities and see the other affiliates' prority locally and globally

Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Transition/Global Conversations

Rêvons la Casbah - Workshop Webinaire 07 et 11/12/2020[edit]

On Zoom and Facebook

Ahmed Houamel and Mohamed Bachounda present the Wikimedia free projects and the activities of the user group Wikimedia Algeria during the event Rêvons la Casbah organized by the Association Arts et Patrimoine d'Alger

  • December 7, 2020 Ahmed houamel presented the Wikimedia projects during the event Rêvons la Casbah d'Alger organized by the Association Arts et Patrimoine d'Alger, he explained the projects of Wikimedia in the field of cultural and linguistic heritage. He also described the Wikimedia Algerian user group, as well as the important contribution of Reda kerbouche in the cultural and linguistic heritage projects.
  • Article by Zerfa Chaoui Quebec Association and Live Webinar Article by Zerfa Chaoui Quebec Association and Live Webinar, French Article☃☃: Article of Zerfa Chaoui Québec Association and Live Webinaire, French article
  • December 11 Mohamed Bachounda presents Digitizing and enhancing heritage through the open source

Visibility project 1 Nov 15 Dec 2020[edit]

The Visibility Project is one of drives to improve the visibility of African Women and increase the number of female contributors on Wikipedia. WikiDZ is one of the partners of the Labour Migration in Africa as partner with WM Nigeria

Wikipedia 20 21/01/2021 20[edit]

We organized the event in 3 cities of Algeria, very small celebrations especially with the pandemic Algeria

la Torta de Mascara

Wiki Loves Africa 2021 15/03/2021[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa (WLA) is an annual contest where anyone across Africa can contribute free media that is relevant to their experience to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia communities (Wikimedia movement), and also make this shared media freely available for the Humankind.

Wiki Loves Africa encourages participants to contribute media (photographs, video and audio) that illustrate the specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes and is chosen by the community from a few universal, visually rich and culturally specific topics (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc.).

The project is a one-month competition which will next take place from Feb 15th till April 30, 2021

Wiki Loves Africa particularly encourages participants to contribute media that illustrate a specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes and could include any universal, visually rich and culturally specific topic (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc).

  • 2014: Cuisine
  • 2015: Cultural Fashion and Adornment
  • 2016: Music and Dance
  • 2017: People at Work
  • 2019: Play!
  • 2020: Africa on the move!
  • 2021: Health and Wellness

The 6th edition of Wiki Loves Africa in Algeria which is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audio-visuals of African origin for use in various Wikimedia projects.

target Arabic,French,English,Spanish Wikipedia - Wikimedia Commons and more

Commons:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2021 in Algeria

Winners in Algeria 2021[edit]


See the link of stats : Wiki Loves Competitions in Algeria

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of participants = +50 Uploaders = 24 , Uploaders registered after competition start 16 (67%)
Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons = +300 Uploads = 122 See Images_from_Wiki_Loves_Africa_2021_in_Algeria
Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects = +100 Images used in the wikis 20 (16%) see compleet stats with : [1]

with this tools we can see the impact of only 20 photos used in 51 pages : (16% of all files) and total views 311,329 in one year


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?
    • Social media campaign - the banner helped us a lot - jury tools photo selection
  • What did not work so well?
    • This year, the impact of the pandemic was much greater and felt than the first, we started the contest exactly with the second wave, after a year of containment - all the events in person could not be organized, even the theme of the contest was extremely difficult to execute and promote among participants, especially in these kinds of photos that is health.
    • The receipt of funds was too difficult this year and they were received only in the fall of 2021, which means that it was difficult to launch the competition and finish it, this delay disrupts the planned program and delays us especially in the distribution of gifts to the winners, etc. The fact of borrowing while waiting for the receipt of funds especially in a period of crisis economic crisis and during the pandemic complicates the whole contest and extends it over the whole year, which is harmful for the participants and the organizers.
  • What would you do differently next time?
    • Despite the difficulty of the organization again this year
    • we continue the competition because it is a challenge
    • We will not apply for a grant.
    • we will find local sponsors

Wikiarabia Algeria 15 to 17 /10/2021[edit]

WikiArabia 2021 Algeria, the fifth Arab Conference, will be organized virtually by a group of volunteers. The 2021 edition was originally announced to be an event in person, scheduled to be held in Algiers, Algeria, organized by the Algerian User Group. This was a postponement of Wiki Arabia for Algerian cause of the Corona pandemic. It was originally scheduled during April 2021. In February 2021, it was announced that it will be organized 2021 virtually. Inside Algerian user group, we've always considered a personal meeting to be the most effective means of communication. We believe that virtual events will not replace face-to-face meetings. However, we also believe that the current health crisis should not prevent members of the Arab Wikimedia community from the meeting, communicating and exchanging knowledge.

Subject and history

Under the title Infitah Openness, the first virtual conference of its kind directed to the Arab Wikimedia community will be organized, the date of the conference will be from 15 to 17 October 2021.

  1. 120 participants Registered
  2. 72 sessions Submitted
  3. 7 sponsors

link to the page landing

In normal circumstances, the reports are published completely during the final ceremony, and this is what we did, the YouTube video, the rest of the conference video is in this channel for those who wish to follow it on the WikiArabia channel dedicated to the conference, the content consists of 60 videos from various fields, topics that do not occur in mind,  almost one of the biggest outputs of the conference.

With this, we distributed a questionnaire at the end of the conference, and the data is ready. It is expected to be published when the final report is completed. It has been more than 3 months since the end of the conference, and we all asked our honorable brothers for some patience. With the current situation, we encountered a delay in compiling and writing the report, but it is in its door. The news and we will publish it with the financial report as soon as possible.

As a reminder, the discussion revolved around the periodicity of the conference and the formation of an Arab council to decide on the appointment of at least two teams for the next two years, as organizers of the 2021 Algeria conference, which was supposed to be organized during 2020 without Corona, with an announcement that was made during the closing ceremony of theWikiarabia 2019 Marrakesh conference. I suggested that the groups express their desires for 2022, and this was discussion.

Announcing the organizing group or country, we wanted it to be traditional every year at the end of the conference, and just as Marrakesh and the subject of languages and dialects in the Arab world were the subject of openness towards knowledge expansion accelerating the absorption of knowledge of the Arabic letter, sensitive topics that produced a lot of digital letters, but they are necessary, And no matter how intense the dialogue and discussion are, it is evidence only of awareness and desire to reach the best on the part of everyone.

When the report is finished, it will be published in the meta and linked here on the Wikipedia page: Arabic Wiki

All presentations are available on Commons at Click Here or on Youtube

Wiki loves Monuments in Algeria 2021 01 to 31/10/2021[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) is a public photo competition around cultural heritage monuments, organized by Wikimedia chapters and groups. In 2010 it was organized in the Netherlands, and was followed by a Europe-wide 2011 edition. Ever since 2012 the competition is organized annually in countries across the world! This is the biggest photography competition in the world and we hope to be able to count on massive participation again this year.

The aim of the contest is to ask the general public—readers and users of Wikipedia, photographers, hobbyists, etc.—to take pictures of cultural heritage monuments and upload them to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

For its 9th time the group participates in this Edition in spite of the covid, in spite of the lack of subsidy the group has maintained its participation

Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in Algeria Category on Wikimedia Commons (All times are UTC.)

Date Images Joiners Joiners registered

after competition start

2021-10-15 2 2 2 (100%)
2021-10-17 1 1 1 (100%)
2021-10-18 9 2 2 (100%)
2021-10-19 1 0 0 (0%)
2021-10-24 1 1 1 (100%)
2021-10-25 5 3 3 (100%)
2021-10-26 1 1 1 (100%)
2021-10-29 2 1 1 (100%)
2021-10-31 6 3 2 (66%)
28 14 13 (92%)

Also we Helped and coached organization for the first Wiki Loves Monuments in Qatar Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in Qatar

WikiAfLibs Section 2 French 04/03/2021[edit]

As presenter for french participants Wikipedia in African Libraries

Projet WikiGhonya 01/2021[edit]

Logo of the Ghonya Project
Logo of the Ghonya Project

The Clip on youtube

Wikimedia Algeria/Gestion/Events & Projects/WikiGhonya


Ghonya Project

"Ghonya" open knowledge is a project of a Hip-Hop - Rap music and video clip performed by a group of talented young Algerian artists in partnership with Wikimedia Algeria which aims to motivate users of Wikipedia to develop knowledge content open on the internet, also share love, peace and humanity among the peoples of the whole world.

  • Artists: Hanane Amranie, Abdou Salam, Mouad Orage
  • Director: Yazid, Walid
  • Director of the project: Mohammed Bachounda
  • Manage artistic: Amine Ben loulou
  • Music: DProd
  • Sponsor great thanks to WMFR


Consult even more pictures in Commons categories dedicated to WikiGhonya

WPWP 13/08/2021[edit]

The WPWP Campaign is annual.

Start for entries: 1 July 2021 00:01 (UTC) Deadline for entries: 31 August 2021 23:59 (UTC) Results announcement: 1 October 2021

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021/Participating Communities

Wikimania 2021 13 to 17/08/2021[edit]

Wikimania is the Wikimedia movement’s annual conference celebrating the free knowledge projects made possible by the volunteer community and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation – Commons Commons, MediaWiki MediaWiki, Meta-Wiki Meta-Wiki, Wikibooks Wikibooks, Wikidata Wikidata, Wikinews Wikinews, Wikipedia Wikipedia, Wikiquote Wikiquote, Wikisource Wikisource, Wikispecies Wikispecies, Wikiversity Wikiversity, Wikivoyage Wikivoyage, Wiktionary Wiktionary – with three days of conferences, discussions, meetups, training, and workshops. Hundreds of volunteers and Free Knowledge leaders from around the world gather to discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas.

WikiDZ Users Group Praticipation

  1. One Thousand and One WikiProjects (Perspectives) Speakers: Mohammed Bachounda see Youtube :
  2. Wiki Ghonya (how to promote free knowledge using modern music) Speakers: Mohammed Ben Loulou see Youtube: