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On 26 August 2018, ReadCamp Cambodia will host a Wikipedia workshop where participants will learn how to effectively use Wikipedia, how to create and edit articles, and how to become a better researcher as a result.

Description:

This is a Wikimedia outreach event where workshop participants will be introduced to the basics of Wikipedia and how to go about editing it. Wikipedia's sister projects such as Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, WikiVoyage etc. will also be brought into focus. Participants will be introduced to Wikipedia's conventions on identifying and using reliable sources for writing encyclopedic articles on Wikipedia. This is aimed at promoting a culture of scholarship among students at institutions of higher learning, young researchers and professionals.

Apart from being the world's largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia also features in the top 5 websites of the world in terms of traffic. If you are someone who is interested in knowing more about how Wikipedia works and how thousands of editors, contributors and volunteers support the development of content and the project's eco-system, please RSVP immediately through the Facebook event page linked below as we have limited seats available. You can also reach us here: anirudh [at] mekongresearch [dot] org.

About the speaker:

Anirudh Bhati is an India-qualified lawyer with over six years of experience counseling clients in Cambodia and India. He is a co-founder with Wikimedia India, a non-profit chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, which is dedicated to the advocacy of free knowledge. Anirudh is an editor and administrator on the English-language Wikipedia since 2006. He speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu and Khmer.

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As a part of our mission to improve the quality of research and study in Cambodia, the Greater Mekong Research Center, in collaboration with our volunteers, has set up a Reading Club (#ReadCamp) where we invite participants to get together to read, review and discuss works by prominent authors and experts in the field of law, economics and public policy.

No prior knowledge of the subject is necessary to participate.

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