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Wikimédia France Report
July 2012

Association's current projects

Wikimédia France is seeking to recruit a Fundraising Manager. CDI (permanent contract), based in our headquarters in Paris, salary depending on profile and experience.

See "Recrutement" on website.

Association's actions for the past few weeks

From Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 6 in Quebec was held the first Global Forum of French language. It was supported by the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) but organized by the "civil society" and gathered about 1,000 French-speakers from all over the world.

Adrienne Alix and four Wikimedia Canada volunteers from Quebec attended the event: they ran a booth and took part in several round tables.

See the Global Forum of French Language page on French-speaking Wikipedia.

Media exposure

An article about the evolutions of the number of Wikipedia editors with an interview with Adrienne Charmet-Alix in the daily newspaper Le Monde.

Antoine was the subject of an article in the Belgian newspapers L'Avenir.

News from the "cabals" (local meetings)

Brest (Western France)

During the international maritime festival "Les Tonnerres de Brest", over 160 WikiBrest articles were created and over 2,200 pictures were uploaded on Wikimedia Commons thanks to the help of 50 editors from Wiki-Brest and Wikipedia.

See the portal « Brest 2012 » on Wiki-Brest.

Working groups' actions


The group is currently working on organizing the Meetings that will take place in Paris on December 14 and 15. The aim is to bring together education actors from primary school to higher education. The program includes: introduction to Wikimedia projects, reflection about related educational issues (from use to production of contents), related themes (free educational resources, collaborative working, uses, etc) and application (stories from teachers, designing of educational projects).

On July 9 and 10 in Geneva (Switzerland), Carol Ann ran a presentation and workshop at the Global Meetings of Free Software (Rencontres mondiales du logiciel libre,RMLL) about education with Wikipedia.

See the dedicated page (in French) on RMLL website.

On July 11 and 12, a member took part in two round-tables at the Forum des usages coopératifs in Brest on building and innovating by linking networks around education. .


The microfunding committee decided to purchase a encyclopedic dictionnary including 2,000 articles about personalities buried at the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris (Deux siècles d'histoire au Père Lachaise by Paul Bauer published by « Mémoire & Documents »).


The working group met on July 24 to assess the trainings of the academic year 2011-2012 and consider their development.

In late June, Carol Ann attended the "Wikipedia Academy" organized by Wikimedia Deutschland in Berlin. The purpose was to enhance the research papers realized on Wikipedia.

Training "Put your knowledge to good use with Wikipedia" in partnership with the university of Nanterre (Paris X) ended in early July. Next training is scheduled for next November.

Over twenty articles are competingfor the Wikimédia France Research Award. Submissions will go on till early August.


  • Contributors to the 48th monthly newsletter in French (from which this report is derived) : Ash Crow, Bapti, CarolAnnO et Jean-Frédéric avec la participation de Crochet.david et Zetud.
  • Contributors to this newsletter: Matou91 and Bapti