Building on a previous Wiki GLAM initiative, Wiki4MediaFreedom aims at boosting the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom and pluralism in Europe on Wikipedia, resulting in open-access, freely reusable quality contents for the wider public in multiple languages.

Wiki4MediaFreedom editorial effort has focussed on media landscapes and media freedom-related issues in the Visegrád countries and the 3 Baltic States, as well as in South-east Europe, the Eastern Partnership countries and Turkey. Four key aspects have received particular attention: transparency of media ownership; media concentration; access to public information; censorship and self-censorship, with a set of country entries developed for each of them.

People who are willing to contribute, learn and help disseminate in languages other than English relevant information on these topics are very welcome to join!








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New Wikipedia page: Media of Serbia

The new Wikipedia page "Media of Serbia" has been created in October 2015

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Wikipedia:GLAM/OBC

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC) hosts a Wikipedian in Residence (WiR) in the framework of its cooperation with Wikimedia Italia and its membership in the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). Wikipedia entries concerning freedom of information, freedom of the press and media pluralism in Europe are curated and developed by the Wikipedian in Residence (WiR), producing open-access, freely-reusable quality contents for the wider public in multiple languages.

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Page created: Censorship in Serbia

The new Wikipedia voice "Censorship in Serbia" has been created on October 2015

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A Wikipedia online contest on Media Freedom

03/05/2018

On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated today, OBCT launches an online contest to translate and improve articles on media freedom on Wikipedia

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Sofia edit-a-thon: for a plural ecosystem of information

14/12/2017

14 December 2017 - Media freedom, public interest, transparency, data journalism, facts-based information: all these issues have been dealt with in Sofia, during the Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon, a writing marathon on media freedom-related issues in Wikipedia which gathered journalists, experts and activists

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Wikipedia edit-a-thon in Sofia to support media freedom and democratic commons

20/11/2017

20 November 2017 - The second edition of the Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon will take place in Sofia on November 27th. It will boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom and pluralism in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide

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Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' seeks to boost contents on media freedom and pluralism

08/11/2016

An edit-a-thon will take place in Belgrade on November 21st 2016 to boost the availability of accurate knowledge on media freedom in the largest open encyclopedia worldwide

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Pavel Sheremet: Keeping his memory alive

22/07/2016

Following the killing of the Belarus journalist Pavel Sheremet, OBC contributed to improve and translate his biographical page on Wikipedia

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Happy Birthday Khadija

26/05/2016

OBC contributed to the transnational campaign organized on occasion of the 40th brithday of Khadija Ismayilova

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2 November Action: Five wiki articles translated in Italian

2 November Action: Five wiki articles translated in Italian

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