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Årets unge kunstner på Riddu Riđđu-festivalen 2019: Emil Karlsen

Skrevet av Sabine Rønsen, Wikimedia Norge

Wikimedia Norga er på årets Riddu Riđđu-festival og i ettermiddag fikk vi gleden av å være tilstede da Emil Karlsen ble erklært Riddu Riđđus unge kunstner 2019. Emil er en driftig type som i tillegg til å være vokalist og gitarist i bandet Resirkulert også holder på med film og tegning. I tillegg har han også begynt å lære seg å lage kofte. Emil er vokst opp i Skibotn i Storfjord kommune og har deltatt på Riddu Riđđu-festivalen mange ganger gjennom oppveksten.

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Wikimedia Norga at Riddu Riđđu 2019 / International Year of Indigenous Languages

Wikimedia Norga is back at the Riddu Riđđu Festival 2019 as part of our Sámi content on the  Wikimedia-projects! This year is special, since our stay here is also a celebrating of The International Year of the Indigenous Languages 2019. This is how the The International Year of the Indigenous Languages 2019 is described on their own website:

«An International Year is an important cooperation mechanism dedicated to raising awareness of a particular topic or theme of global interest or concern,

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In the footsteps of Bodil Biørn from Norway to Armenia

Written by Aleksander Stave Grønnestad, intern at Wikimedia Norge from Oslo Metropolitan University

Wikimedia Norge, Wikimedia Armenia and The National Archives of Norway have collaborated on a project to digitize a collection of 181 historic photographs created by the Norwegian missionary and nurse Bodil Biørn (1871-1960) who took the photos during her stay among Armenian christians in the Ottoman Empire starting in 1905. A selection of these photographs have now been published in the tri-language publication In the footsteps of Bodil Biørn from Norway to Armenia.

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Riddu Riđđu og Márkomeannu – nordsamisk Wikipedia

Wikipedia er en av verdens mest brukte nettressurser for informasjonsutveksling. Som digital møteplass er Wikipedia derfor en svært viktig kanal for å fremme og bruke nordsamisk som et aktivt og levende språk både nasjonalt og internasjonalt.  Wikipedia finnes på ca 300 ulike språk, og verden over jobbes det med de små språkversjonene som formidlere av språk, kultur og historie.

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Wikipedia and Human Rights: Reflections from Oslo Freedom Forum

Written by a Wikipedian from the Middle East

This year I was offered to be part of the Oslo Free Forum 2018 conference. This conference tries to bring together notable people, including former heads of state, winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, prisoners of conscience, as well as of other public figures to network and exchange ideas about human rights and exposing dictatorships.

But why should I be invited to such a conference? I was not a head of state,

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Collaboration between Wikimedia Norge and NetBlocks: suppporting access to knowledge

Wikimedia Norge and Netblocks share a vision of a free Internet and of making knowledge available to everyone. At The 2018 Oslo Freedom Forum, human rights advocates from the entire world have gathered this week to exchange experiences. Wikimedia Norge and Netblocks used the conference as an opportunity to start our collaboration on access to knowledge globally in the face of increasing government censorship.

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Mapping project of Wikipedia in indigenous languages

Written by Eddie Avila, Director of Rising Voices. He has also worked as Regional Editor and Spanish Language Editor for Global Voices, as well as a volunteer author for Bolivia.

When we discuss working towards achieving diversity in Latin America, we can find many of the same challenges facing similar communities around the world: LGBT, people with disabilities, and those from lower socio-economic sectors of society, just to name a few.

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Lightning talk at Wikimedia Diversity Conference

Written by Sabine Rønsen

This summer I was lucky enough to land a summer job at Wikimedia Norway. And over the course of two months I interviewed six female contributors from both Norway and Sweden, to get their perspective on the gender gap on Wikipedia. We talked about the gender gap among the contributors, but also the gap in terms of the content on Wikipedia. Like the gender imbalance in biographies, and the lack of articles on topics related to women.

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