Background

Based on our belief in the importance of promoting human rights and spreading awareness on human rights principles, Euro-Med Monitor launched the first training course of the WikiRights project in 2015. The project aims at enriching Wikipedia with the narrative of victims of violations to produce rights-oriented historical documentation on Wikipedia. WikiRights also aims at training human rights defenders to use the encyclopedia and edit its articles.

Within the second round of WikiRights launched in October 2021, Euro-Med Monitor is announcing a free training course on the skills of creating and editing Italian and English Wikipedia articles. The course will teach the trainees how to promote human rights content on Wikipedia and redress the victims' narrative. The course will address basic editing skills and methods of editing Wikipedia articles.

The training course targets Italian-speaking human rights activists and will be held virtually via Zoom.

  • The course is held over three sessions between 8 and 12 November 2021, covering basic information related to Wikipedia, the structure of its articles, and how to create and modify them. The course will also include practical training on applying skills acquired during the course.
     
  • The trainees who successfully pass all the requirements of the course will be awarded a certificate from the Euro-Med Monitor. The trainees who competently complete all the basic and supplementary practical exercises will be awarded financial rewards for their excellence.
     
  • Those wishing to join the training course should send a letter of interest consisting of at least 250 words, which also includes a brief about the applicant, his/her qualifications, and contact addresses to the email address: [email protected].
     
  • Candidates are notified to attend the training course meetings by e-mail, with applicants sending their applications no later than October 13, 2021.