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Hogne Neteland presenting at lightening talk 13. August (Photo By:Arild Vågen)

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 4007 Subject - LE3
Title of the submission
Political elections - Wikipedia matters
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

Lightning talk

Author of the submission

Hogne Neteland

Language of presentation


E-mail address



Hogne (talk) 19:03, 4 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Norway

Personal homepage or blog

Wikimedia Norge Blog (In Norwegian)

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

In the US election of 2016 the articles of Trump and Clinton had a pageview of more than 38 million. Other election thematics were also highly popular. At the same time these articles are often set with extended protection.

In many countries it is possible to request for press access from the Wikimedian community. Wikimedia is also a political movement working for open access to knowledge.
In the election in Norway 2017 Wikimedia Norway sent photographs and "journalists" to the congresses of the political parties. This lecture presents how this makes it possible to:

  • do articles of higher quality.
  • more pictures presented from the political parties with open access licenses.
  • communications with politicians with positive opinion on Wikipedia and open access.
  • make politicians in government and parliament more positive to open access.

Politicians are often more benevolent and generous in a election campaign. A lot of people and politicians also love Wikipedia.

The vision of Wikimedia Foundation is "Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment." This is also a political statement. Wikipedia matters in political elections, and politics also matters for Wikipedia.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Learn how to set up a project handling an election campaign.

  • Legal & Free Culture
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginning, intermediate

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
5 minutes (Part of Lightning_talks at Sunday 11:00-12:30 )
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)

Presentation uploaded to Commons. Complete report including English summary at page 11 ff is also available at Commons

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Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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