Decolonise The Internet Edit-A-Thon for African Womxn At Goethe Institut: is aimed at encouraging African Womxn to learn about Wikipedia and to take up the important task of adding knowledge to the world’s largest online reference that is relevant to them. This will increase the visibility and representation of topics that are important to both Womxn and Africans. We particularly encourage you to write in local languages apart from English to increase the number of articles found in these languages!
During its inception, the internet was seen as a vital instrument for democracy and equality. In 2020, amidst a global pandemic and racial inequalities that are very much existing, it is time to ask: Whose stories are told and who is telling these stories on the internet? And how do Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Bots shape our view of the world and perpetuate racism? This is where the new Goethe-Institut project “Decolonise The Internet” sees its core.
As a kick-off, we are organizing an Edit-A-Thon to open up the world of Wikipedia to Womxn from Africa! Studies have shown that most of the articles on Wikipedia are written from Europe and the US – and articles written from Africa are mainly written by men.
Type Of Award:
Eligibility Of Decolonise The Internet Edit-A-Thon for African Womxn At Goethe Institut:
if you want to learn how to write, edit and publish articles on Wikipedia, then this is for you. All you need is access to a computer and a stable internet connection and you are ready to go!
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be Taken at (Country): Online
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: We plan to host an editing and translation competition with great prizes after this Edit-A-Thon, so you don’t want to miss out on learning the first steps.
|Deadline: No deadline yet||Institution(s): Goethe-Institut|
|Timeline: The Edit-A-Thon will take place on 20 June, 27 June and 4 July.||Study in: Johannesburg, South Africa|
How to Apply: To register, please send an email to [email protected] and we will supply you with more information.
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