Wikimedia Tunisie/Report 2018

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Wikimedia TN User Group

This is the Wikimedia TN User Group report of the year 2018

Group meetings[edit]

17th Wikipedia Birthday[edit]

Meeting in Wiki Indaba 2018[edit]

Meeting in El Mouradi Hotel with 13 members of the group.

Participating in international conferences[edit]

Wikimedia Conference 2018[edit]

Habib (Report) and Afek

Wikimania 2018[edit]

Wikiconvention francophone 2018[edit]

Wiki Loves[edit]

Closing ceremony of Wiki Loves Africa 2017/2018[edit]

7th March, 2018 in Club Taher El Hadded Members that attendedː

  • Afek Ben Chahed
  • Zeineb Takouti
  • Habib Mhenni
  • Hamed Gamaoun
  • Houssem Abida.


WikiGap Tunisia 2018[edit]

In Tunisia, for this year, the Wikimedia TN User Group partnered with the Swedish Embassy, The CREDIF, Asswat Tounes and Ericsson to organize the WikiGap workshop in the headquarters of Ericsson, where during 4 hours, participants wrote, translated and updated Wikipedia articles about feminine leaders in the history of Tunisia and Sweden.
Members that attendedː

  • Afek Ben Chahed
  • Marwen Bouassida
  • Houssem Abida

Mois de la Contribution 2018 Workshops[edit]

The user group organized this year 3 workshops to train youth in different regions of the country on contributing on the french Wikipedia and WikiVoyage. The workshops were held in Sfax, Tunis and Sidi Bouzid. These workshops engaged over 30 youth between 18 and 25 years old.
Members that attended:

  • Houssem Abida

Wiki In Mahdia[edit]

In partnership with Lingare Mehdia, the user group organized a workshop about contributing on Wikipedia, WikiCommons and WikiVoyage. Articles that were written were about monuments and festivals of Mahdia city. 25 ârticipants ere present.

Members that attended:

  • Houssem Abida

Glam Workshop in Higher Institute of Documentation(University of Manouba)[edit]

A presentation about Wikimedia, Wikimedia Tunisia and the Glam project.

Members that attended

  • Zeineb Takouti


MedinaPedia Sfax[edit]

This year, In partnership with Carthagina Organization, the user group organized 4 local workshops and 2 photography tours in Sfax that engaged 12 local experienced editors and new ones to write over 165 Wikipedia articles and to upload more than 500 photos on Commons about the different monuments of the medina of Sfax. The team was present in two local events to recruite: the Youth Forum and Al Charki event.
Present members:

  • Houssem Abida: Project coordinator
  • Houssemeddine Turki

Editathon for JCC 2018[edit]

As a way to celebrate the Carthage Film Festival 2018, the UG organized an editathon to imporove the Wikipedia content related to African and Tunisian cinema. Also, the group got the support of the Media department of the festival to get journalist access to the festival and take photos of the celebrities who were present.
Present members:

  • Houssem Abida: Project coordinator


Between March and April, the UG organized two workshops in the medicine school of Tunis in partnership with Associa-med (Association of medical students in Tunis) to train students to write about leaders in the medicine field. 10 Participants were present, among them 8 girls, and after a total 4 months follow-up, 20 Wikipedia articles in arabic, french and english were written.
Present Members:

  • Houssem Abida: Project coordinator

WikiChallenge 2018/2019[edit]


WikiIndaba conference 2018[edit]

WikiIndaba2018 Tunisia white v2 colors

WikiIndaba Conference is the regional conference for Africans both within and in the diaspora. The first edition was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2014 by Wikimedia South Africa which happens to be the only Wikimedia Chapter in Africa, the second one was held in Accra in 2017 by Open Foundation West Africa. This brought together Wikimedians and people from the Open Community within Africa and in the Diaspora.