Title: Passion and Perspectives in Public Policy Advocacy for the Wikimedia Movement in ESEAP
A Wikimedian since 2007. Volunteer administrator at Indonesian and Minangkabau Wikipedia. A member of Wikimedia Indonesia.
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JUAN BAUTISTA H. ALEGRE
Photo from https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pilipinas_Panorama_Community/Membership#/media/File:Wikimedia_Summit_2022_Portraits_Johnny_Alegre.jpg Juan Bautista H. Alegre (user:Buszmail) belongs to Wikipedia’s esteemed Fifteen Year Society, an informal grouping of editors who have been contributing to the Wikipedia project for fifteen years or more. He served as an officer (President, 2014-2015) (Vice-Chairman, 2015-2016) and trustee of the former Wikimedia Philippines (that became the Wiki Society of the Philippines). In transition, he was extended a brief honorary membership in the Bikol Community by what later became Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group. In 2020, he was engaged in meetings towards clarifying effective Philippine regulations and legislation on the country's Freedom Of Panorama (FOP); which initiated his involvement with the ESEAP regional hub. In the 2022 virtual Annual General Meeting of the Philippine Wikimedia Community UG based in Naga City, Johnny Alegre was voted as president of the User Group; his tenure concluding at year-end, in favor of co-founding and heading the Pilipinas Panorama Community on December 2, 2022, and engagement in the Movement Charter Ambassador Program. Alegre headquarters his activities in the Philippines' National Capital Region metropolis where he resides. He also serves as administrator of the Facebook discussion group, Philippine Wikimedia Kapihan Network.
Type: Roundtable / open discussion
Track: Legal, Advocacy, and Risks
Submission state: submitted
Duration: 90 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
Public policy, as "politics as a vocation", takes both passion and perspective. Wikimedia movement entities in the East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific (ESEAP) region have different experiences and institutional capacity to navigate the changing waters of advocating for public policies that are aligned with the mission and interests of the Wikimedia movement. The diverse legal, social, and political landscape of the region proved to be a unique challenge and opportunity at the same time. Join us to hear the perspectives and experiences of the Wikimedia movement leaders in the ESEAP and explore a common framework for a future local advocacy capacity.
This session will highlight the unique perspectives and experiences of Wikimedia movement entities in the East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific (ESEAP) region. The session will focus on the importance of collaboration in public policy advocacy and examine current challenges and opportunities faced by these entities. Attendees will learn about the diversity of voices and ideas that exist within the Wikimedia community and explore new strategies and approaches to help these communities navigate the challenges they face. The session will also address the future of public policy advocacy for the Wikimedia movement entities and help them develop local capacity for advocacy for legal and regulatory frameworks that are essential for making Wikimedia projects thrive.
This session would feature a panel comprising of Rachel Arinii Judhistari (Global Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation); Amanda Lawrence (President, Wikimedia Australia); Reke Wang (Wikimedia Taiwan); and Juan Bautista H. Alegre (Head, Pilipinas Panorama Community). Ramzy Muliawan (Wikimedia Indonesia) will serve as moderator. The session would also be a fit for the ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region track.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
The proposed session aligns with the event themes by highlighting the unique perspectives and experiences of the Wikimedia movement entities (Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia project communities, Wikimedia Affiliates, and other groups) in the region, exploring the importance of collaboration in public policy advocacy, and addressing the future challenges and opportunities facing these entities.
Diversity: The session aims to highlight the challenges and opportunities faced by the Wikimedia movement entities in the East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific (ESEAP) region. By exploring the unique perspectives and experiences of these communities, the session will showcase the diversity of voices and ideas that exist within the broader Wikimedia community.
Collaboration: The session will focus on the importance of collaboration in public policy advocacy for the Wikimedia movement entities in the region. It will highlight the need for partnerships and alliances between different stakeholders, including Wikimedia project volunteers, Affiliate organizations, government officials, and other key actors.
Future: The session will address the future of public policy advocacy for the Wikimedia movement entities in the region. By examining current challenges and opportunities, the session will explore new strategies and approaches that can help these communities navigate the challenges that they face and help realize the Movement Strategy initiative on developing local capacity for advocacy for legal and regulatory frameworks the Wikimedia communities need to make Wikimedia projects thrive.
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?