Wikimedia Wants More South Africans To Contribute To Wikipedia, Launches Campaign – Memeburn

The Wikimedia Basis has introduced a marketing campaign in collaboration with the South African artistic neighborhood selling the fitting of entry to data and inspiring locals to contribute to Wikipedia.

They launched the marketing campaign on 28 September, the Worldwide Day for Common Entry to Info.
        
The Wikimedia Basis, which operates Wikipedia, mentioned that over the subsequent 4 weeks it should launch on-line multimedia content material created by South African creatives.

The marketing campaign additionally goals to ask content material creators to discover the Wikipedia platform and its mannequin of open collaboration.

It additionally takes under consideration South Africa’s historical past of unequal entry to data, inviting extra folks to participate in creating and sharing data.

“Entry to data and knowledge in South Africa has too usually been restricted by class obstacles and divided alongside racial traces,” Khanyi Mpumlwana, the Basis’s Inventive Director mentioned in a press release.

“By way of this marketing campaign, we wish to present all content material creators throughout the nation that data can take numerous varieties and that we are able to all play a component in its creation.”
Why is Wikimedia collaborating with creatives in South Africa?
One more reason for the collaboration with native content material creators is the necessity for extra geographical range amongst Wikipedia’s contributors.

The inspiration notes that just one.5% of the encyclopedia’s 280 000 international volunteer contributors are based mostly in Africa.

Wikimedia’s statistics for energetic editors by nation present 430 energetic editors in SA for August 2021 for the English model of Wikipedia.

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