Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Shared Knowledge/September 2017

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Activity report

September 2017


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During the extended weekend on the occasion of the Independence Day of Macedonia from 8 to 10 September, Shared Knowledge had organized its first "Wiki-Camp" which took place in the village of Brajcino in Prespa region. The camp was attended by 15 young people from several towns in Macedonia, who through mutual acquaintance and socializing had the opportunity to get acquainted and trained for editing articles on Wikipedia in Macedonian language, uploading and licensing pictures on the Commons Wikimedia, as well as the way of conducting expedition and field research in the scope of ​​geography, nature, agriculture, cultural heritage, architecture and archaeology, whereby visits were made to the villages of Brajcino and Ljubojno and their surroundings where the particiopants have taken 160 photographs that are available for free use. Considering the success of this camp and the usefulness of using Wikipedia in everyday life, "Shared Knowledge" plans to hold 2 Wiki-camps during the spring and autumn in different parts of Macedonia and workshops and lectures in several cities of the country.


Тhe project continued in September, where we visited several villages in Skopje region with vineyards and is planning to visit another winery by the end of the month. During this month several visits have been made in Skopje wine region and "Vinoskop" wine festival. Also, our new volunteer member Elena Lushkoska, has visited several wineries in the Tikvesh region, which is one of the most renown wine regions in Macedonia and the Balkans. Thus the project has successfully been completed with 10 newly created and 15 improved articles.

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