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Indonesia Wikipedia seeks local talent

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 31 2010   /  09:55 am

Wikimedia Indonesia, the operator of the popular free online encyclopedia, Indonesia Wikipedia, is holding a writing competition as part of its Free Your Knowledge 2010 program.The foundation said the competition was aimed at increasing the number of local contributors while at the same time improving the quality of writing.“We almost ran out of ideas on how to get supports for our activity. People keep asking us what they would get in return for writing for Indonesia Wikipedia,” program director Siska Doviana said Tuesday. Project organizers randomly selected 10 universities in Jakarta, Bogor and Tangerang to participate in the competition, including Bina Nusantara University, the University of Indonesia, and Al-Azhar University. Each university will select nine students to participate in the competition. “It would be an ideal situation if [the students] decided to keep writing fo...