Wiki Conference 2011, Mumbai , India Press coverage

From: CherianTinu Abraham <tinucherian @>

Hi all, As you all know , we have had a very impressive and enthusiastic coverage of the Wiki Conference 2011, Mumbai from the media in India and globally. I would like to thank Moksh Juneja, Pranav Curumsey, Mandar Kulkarni , Sudhanwa Jogalekar, our PR Partner Text100 and many others for the support of the Conference PR Team.

Please find the list of some of the coverage that we got for the Wikiconference.

* BBC : "Wikipedia hosts India conference amid expansion push"
* The Hindu: "Wikipedia does not take sides: Jimmy Wales"
* CNN-IBN : "Anna known around the world: Wikipedia Co-founder" :

* CNN-IBN : "Wikipedia has big plans for India: Co-founder" :

* The Hindustan Times: "Wikipedia seeks more women contributors"
* DNA : "In India, for 10 people, there are 12 opinions: Jimmy Wales"
* The Times of India : "Wikipedia is neutral, says co-founder"
* DNA : "Wikipedia’s future lies in India, says co-founder Jimmy Wales"
* IBNLive : "India can drive the global information highway in the future, says co-founder Jimmy Wales
* Hindustan Times : "BJP’s youth wing protests against ‘incorrect’ India map"
* The Economic Times : "Wikipedia plans for several initiatives in India"
* The Business Standard : "Wikipedia needs inputs in local languages"
* Hindustantimes: WikiConference concludes with a call for more editors :
* DNA : "Wikipedia plans various initiatives in India"
* : "More contribution from local languages", Jimmy Wales at Wikipedia Conference"
* DNA : " Wikipedians not impressed with Arnab Goswami’s talk in WikiConference"
* India Infoline : "Wikipedia stands as towering testament to human creativity and collaboration"

* Khaleej Times : " Map row marks Wiki Conference in Mumbai"
* Indian Express : "Protest against ‘wrong’ map mars country’s first Wiki conference"
* Asia Times : "Wiki-world targets India"
* : "India is the focus market for Wikipedia"
* Gulfnews : " Protests against incorrect state borders on Wikipedia map "
* PTI/ Times of India : "BJP youth activists detained for protest against Wikipedia"
* The Pioneer : "BJYM men protest against inaccurate Indian map on Wiki"
* Hindustan Times: "Wikipedia woos India with local languages"
* Times of India : "Map row to mark Wikiconference"
* LiveMint : "Wikipedia rivals traditional encyclopedias in accuracy"
* Silicon India News : "Maps on Wikipedia Depict People’s View: Founder"
* Indian Express : "Protest against ‘wrong’ map mars country’s first Wiki conference"
* News Track : "700 ‘Wikimedians’ attend ‘largest’ Wikipedia conference’ in Mumbai"
* DNA : "WikiConference Day2: Talks on getting marginalised communites to join in"
* DNA : "South India bags 50% of Wiki scholarships"
* Times of India : "Super 30 founder Anand Kumar to speak at ‘Wiki’ meet"
* Hindustan Times : "Anand Kumar to address ‘Wiki Conference’
* AFP : "Wikipedia eyes India for language growth "
* All India Radio: आकाशवाणी मुंबई वरील विकी संमेलनाचे ध्वनी मुद्रण ….! वृत्त विशेष (Special report on All India Radio on Wikiconference India) ( Marathi)
* Sakal: "विकिपीडिया’वर हवा मराठी " (Marathi) :
* Lokasatta: "विकिपीडिया’च्या पलीकडे..! "(Marathi) :
* Lokasatta: "भाषावैविध्य असलेल्या भारताकडेच विकिपीडियाचे चित्र बदलण्याची क्षमता " (Marathi) :
* Sakal: " विकिपीडिया वादाच्या भोवऱ्यात- जिमी वेल्स "(Marathi)
* Divyamarathi: " भारताचे चुकीचे नकाशे; विकिपीडियाच्या संस्थापकांसमोर मुंबईत निदर्शने "(Marathi) :
* Starmaza: "विकिपीडीयावर मराठी मजकूर वाढवण्यास वाव : जिम्मी "(Marathi)
* Lokasatta: " ‘झीरो विकिपीडिया’ला ‘टाटां’नी दिला पहिला होकार "(Marathi)
* Lokasatta: " विकिपीडियावर भारतीय भाषांमध्ये मराठीचा चौथा क्रमांक! "(Marathi)
* Divyabharati Editorial:" विकि’मेळा "(Marathi)
* Lokasatta:" विकिपीडियाची भारतातील पहिली परिषद मुंबईत "(Marathi)
* Maharashtra Times:" आता माझी सटकली "(Marathi)
* Sakal:" विश्वकोश – मुख्यमंत्री यांना भेटणार "(Marathi)
*DNA : "Marathi Wikipedia targets schools in villages yet to get internet"
* Tech2: "Google co-founder donates $500,000 to Wikipedia"
* The Open Globe: "Indian youth activists detained after protesting ‘illegal’ Wikipedia map"
* The Economic Times: "Maps on Wikipedia depict people’s view: Founder Jimmy Wales"
* PardaPhash: "Maps on Wikipedia depict people’s view: Founder Jimmy Wales "
* : "BJP youth activists detained for protest against Wikipedia"
* IBN Lokmat on Wikiconference India, Mumbai (Marathi)

* IndianTelevision: "Text 100 Collaborates With Wikimedia For WikiConference India 2011"
* The Indian Express : "Marathi Wikipedia to feature at WikiConference"
* DNA : "Here’s chance to become Wiki editors"
* DNA : "Want to display your photos? Donate them to Wikipedia"
* DNA: "The rise of the Wikimedians"
* IBN Lokmat : Tech Guru :

* Dainik Bhaskar : "WikiConference India 2011: Wikimedians to visit Mumbai in November"
* CIOL : " Mumbai to host national WikiConference"
* Moneycontrol : "Mumbai to play host to first ever WikiConference in India "
* Northern Voices : "Wikipedia conference comes to India, set for Nov 18 "
* Manorama :"Mumbai to host first WikiConference in India"
* VC Circle : "Jimmy Wales To Open The First WikiConference In India"
* Times of India : "WikiConference comes to town"

* DAWN : "Wikipedia eyes India for language growth"
* : "Mumbai to witness 1st Wikipedia conference on Nov 18" ( Tamil)

This might not be complete, there might be much more, especially the Indian languages media, but not all of the them have online links. If you find any more links, feel please add them to

Tinu Cherian



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