The time may finally be upon us when the knowledge shared on the internet will NOT just be written in North America or Europe, but rather from continents like South America, Africa and Asia. In what is not just a goal but a rising reality, we will hear from several voices in the community who are looking at or celebrating this exciting shift and sharing with us the details of how this is happening. Today we will hear from: Free knowledge ambassador Dimitar Dimitrov of WMDE, Zach McCune of WMF, Kelsey Merkley of Uncommon Women, Osmar Valdebenito of Wikimedia Chile, dear friend of the podcast and global coordinator of the wikipedia library Felix Nartey, and Coenraad Loubser of Wikimedia South Africa.. all these wonderful voices talking about a new era for wikipedia and in the free knowledge world.
The summer may be over, but the memorable events and the inspiring ideas of the past few months carry on in the months and perhaps even years to come.
On our last episode we previewed the topics and goals of Wikimania 2017 in Montreal. Today, several weeks after the event, we look back at how it went and what it might mean for the future of the movement. We do so with help from legendary Wikimedian David Richfield, who was not only in Montreal experiencing it all, he is also one of the people behind next years global gathering in Cape Town!
It is time once again for the annual gathering that brings together wikipedians and free knowledge enthusiasts from across the globe to discuss projects and issues that are relevant to the present and future of the most widely used internet resource on the planet.
Today on the podcast, we’re talking about the interesting themes and a few specific issues from Wikimania 2017 in Montreal, with help from two great voices, Asaf Bartov and Cornelius Kibelka. Together we will hear about the significance of this particular gathering and some of the major projects getting the spotlight this year.
The State is Back! — Thats how Sunil Abraham begins today’s conversation on society, the internet and free knowledge. What is a movement to do when it can no longer rely on governments or corportations to defend people’s privacy and rights… listen to the Executive Director of the Center for Internet and Society – and find out!
Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
At the Wikimedia Conference 2017
In Berlin, Germany
In June of 2016 Katherine Maher became executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation and almost immediately there was a renewed spirit of excitement and positivity about the future of the movement. Over the past 10 months this energy has continued to flow, reaching more corners of the planet and the vast array of ideas and projects within the wikiverse.
Today, on a special extended edition of the program, we spend the hour with Katherine Maher, to hear observations, experiences and what her hopes are for the future when it comes to Free Knowledge and this global movement of volunteers that has already achieved so much
Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
Recorded live at Wikimedia Conference 2017 - Berlin
Sarmad Said Yaseen
A few weeks ago, as spring made itself felt in Berlin, I had the privilege of attending a gathering of dedicated individuals from around the world, who came together for one over arching purpose beyond the many specific projects they are busy with — the future of Free Knowledge.. and with that.. a path forward for the global movement known as Wikimedia.
The event is entitled, the Wikimedia Conference 2017 and today you’re going to hear the big questions and ideas that were taken on and mulled over with the needs and realities of future generations in mind. In a time when so many might feel very cynical about the world and cooperation across borders & cultures, we’re going to hear about a future filled with not only possibility, but also progress. Today on the program, experience a spirit of dedication and possibility at the Wikimedia Conference 2017.
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