2023:Program/Community Initiatives/LZWHZD-Television in Wikipedia - Internationalization of Wiki Loves Broadcast

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Title: Television in Wikipedia - Internationalization of Wiki Loves Broadcast


Jan-David Franke

Jan-David Franke is Project Manager for Public Policy & Public Sector at Wikimedia Deutschland. In that capacity he is the liaison with community project Wiki Loves Broadcast and works at the forefront of convincing public broadcasters and politicians of the value of Creative Commons licensing. His passion for a democratic internet and free knowledge fuel his work. Previously, he worked at Berlin-based digital think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and built the surveillance blog aboutintel.eu.

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Room: Room 309

Start time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 14:35:00 +0800

End time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 15:15:00 +0800

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Track: Community Initiatives

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 40 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

More and more educational clips from German public broadcasters are making their way into Wikipedia, improving hundreds of articles and raking in millions of views. In this roundtable, Wikipedians (“Wiki Loves Broadcast”) and Wikimedia Deutschland discuss how they made this happen and how the international Wikipedia community can follow suit.

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Educational content from public broadcasters should be permanently available online under a free license like CC BY-SA 4.0. It is all of us who fund this content through our license fees or taxes, so we should all be allowed to freely use it. This helps fulfill the mission of the broadcasters, aids teachers and students, and benefits Wikipedia. The German-speaking Wikipedia community (“Wiki Loves Broadcast”) and Wikimedia Deutschland have been working to make this a reality for over five years. Now we want to internationalize the project and help other Wikipedia communities to establish similar undertakings.

After all, the German Wiki Loves Broadcast project has been very successfully advocating for freely licensed educational content by public service broadcasters. In consequence, public broadcasters in Germany are blazing the trail on the usage of Creative Commons licensing. Once uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and integrated into relevant articles, these video clips - on subjects like the construction of the Taj Mahal, the US voting system or the ancient city of Angkor Wat - have improved hundreds of articles and rake in millions of monthly views on Wikipedia. This success story deserves to be shared and replicated.

In this session, we therefore want to introduce the project, motivate people to adapt it in their country, and answer questions about how to start Wiki Loves Broadcast, ranging from the organizational setup and the affiliation to national Wikimedia chapters to arguments needed to convince politicians and public broadcasters of the value of Creative Commons licensing. In doing so, we ultimately want to lay the foundation for an international Wiki Loves Broadcast network.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The internationalization of Wiki Loves Broadcast ties into diversity, because it intends to create a diverse and global community of Wikimedians with a common goal: freeing educational content from public broadcasters and deploying it for the benefit of free knowledge. This would also enhance the variety and breadth of well-researched and fact-based media content on Wikipedia.

The session is also about collaboration in three major ways: firstly, it represents a mutually beneficial collaboration between the Wikipedia community and public broadcasting agencies around the world by nudging them to deliver on their societal duty while improving Wikipedia. Secondly, it is intended to constitute a collaboration between Wikimedians from a range of different countries in a global Wiki Loves Broadcast network in which to learn from and build on each other. And thirdly, our experience has shown that support from and affiliation with national Wikimedia chapters can go a long way in making community efforts a reality.

Last but not least, the internationalization of Wiki Loves Broadcast touches upon the future of Wikipedia by injecting a still rather novel form of content and corroborating its position as a bulwark against disinformation online.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand