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Winners of WLM Portugal

Segunda-feira, Outubro 24th, 2011

João Martinho, with a photo of the Carmo Church in Lisbon was the Portuguese winner of Wiki Loves Monuments. The framework, focus, lighting, resolution, absence of distortion and manipulation and composition were the reasons that convinced the jury, consisting of representatives from the Pousadas de Portugal, Fotosport, IGESPAR, Sintra Town Hall and two Wikimedians who gathered this weekend in Sintra to evaluate each of the 16 000 photos from 244 photographers in the competition. Other awards include second and a third place for “Best Photography”, a prize to the best photo of the Pousadas de Portugal and three prizes to the photographers who submitted the largest number of photographs of differents monuments. In the category of “Highest Number of Distinct Monuments” photographed, Frédéric Marie was the winner, who submitted photos for 447 different monuments. All the pictures that have been uploaded can be found on Wikimedia Commons.

Gallery

Alameda_de_pedra.jpg

The best picture in the contest: ruined main nave of the Carmo Church in Lisbon, by JoaoMartinho63. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Sé_da_Guarda_31.jpg

2nd place: Guarda Cathedral in the winter, by Alexa Pinto. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Vista_da_Vila_de_Óbidos.jpg

3rd place: General views of Óbidos village, by Anitsircana. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Lamego_-_Santuário_de_N._Sra_dos_Remédios_-_Altar.jpg

4th place: main altar of pilgrimage church of Our Lady of Remedies in Lamego, by António Amen. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Farol de Santa Marta.jpg

5th place: Santa Marta lighthouse in Cascais, by Jaimrsilva. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Judiaria de Castelo de Vide (4).jpg

6th place: Jewish quarter of Castelo de Vide, by Concierge.2C . License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Ponte_romana_Chaves_01.jpg

7th place: Ancient Roman Bridge at Chaves, by João Carvalho. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Clérigos.jpg

8th place: Clérigos tower in Porto, by Andre.Figueiredo. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Dia_positivo.jpg

9th place: Alcácer do Sal, along the Sado River, showing the Reconquista Moorish Castle, by Joaomartinho63. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Porto_-_Capela_do_Divino_Coração_de_Jesus.jpg

10th place: Chapel of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Porto, by Concierge.2C . License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Thanks!

The jury and the organizers would like to thank all participants for their fine contributions and especially João Carvalho who uploaded 2625 pictures, more than anybody else in Portugal!

 

2011 Financial Report – July to September

Quarta-feira, Outubro 12th, 2011

July

Previous balance: 952.74 €
Outputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Intputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Balance sheet: 0.00 €
Balance: 952.74 €

August

Previous balance: 952.74 €
Outputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Intputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Balance sheet: 0.00 €
Balance: 952.74 €

September

Previous balance: 952.74 €
Outputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Intputs:
Wiki Loves Monuments sponsorship – IANTT/Origens
500.00 €
Quotas and subscription fee
10.00 €
Balance sheet: + 510.00 €
Balance: 1 462.74 €

2011 Financial Report – April to June

Quarta-feira, Outubro 12th, 2011

April

Previous balance: 2 077.23 €
Outputs:
Reimbursement of expenses 10 Years Wikipedia: Travel expenses for Organizers
– 120.00 €
Lunch with Lodewijk Gelauf (WMNL) in GA 5
– 48.80 €
Reimbursement of expenses: WMPT cellphone
– 24.90 €
Reimbursement of expenses: WMPT cellphone Charge
– 10.00 €
Intputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Balance sheet: – 203.70 €
Balance: 1 873.53 €

May

Previous balance: 2 077.23 €
Outputs:
– 320.00 €
– 56.20 €
Intputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Balance sheet: – 376.20 €
Balance: 1 497.33 €

June

Previous balance: 2 077.23 €
Outputs:
Fundraising Meeting: Accommodation expenses to Waldir Pimenta
– 150.00 €
Fundraising Meeting: Travel expenses to Waldir Pimenta
– 384.59 €
WMPT cellphone Charge
– 10.00 €
Intputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Balance sheet: – 544.59 €
Balance: 952.74 €

2011 Financial Report – January to March

Quarta-feira, Outubro 12th, 2011

January

Previous balance: 2 728.70 €
Outputs:
10 Years Wikipedia – Travel expenses Organizers
– 40.00 €
10 Years Wikipedia – Cake
– 190.00 €
10 Years Wikipedia – Lunch speakers
– 18.00 €
Intputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Balance sheet: – 248.00 €
Balance: 2 480.70 €

Febuary

Previous balance: 2 480.70 €
Outputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Intputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Balance sheet: 0.00 €
Balance: 2 480.70 €

March

Previous balance: 2 480.70 €
Outputs:
Reimbursement of expenses 10 Years Wikipedia
– 149.86 €
Reimbursement of expenses 10 Years Wikipedia
– 228.61 €
WMPT cellphone Charge
– 15.00 €
Intputs:
(no movements)
0.00 €
Balance sheet: – 403.47 €
Balance: 2 077.23 €

Wiki Greve na Wikipédia em Italiano

Quarta-feira, Outubro 5th, 2011

Ontem, os voluntários da Wikipédia em Italiano tomaram a decisão de substituir todo o texto da Wikipédia em Italiano com uma mensagem aos leitores sobre uma uma lei (PDF em Italiano) actualmente em discussão na Câmara dos Deputados da Itália. Esta lei ameaça a capacidade de colaborar e distribuir livremente o conhecimento. A missão da Wikimedia é apoiar o direito de todas as pessoas ao acesso ao conhecimento livre em qualquer parte do mundo, sem que tenham que sofrer ameaças, punições ou ataques por seu trabalho.

Abaixo a mensagem em Inglês – o original em Italiano pode ser visto aqui.

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Dear reader,

at this time, the Italian language Wikipedia may be no longer able to continue providing the service that over the years was useful to you, and that you expected to have right now. As things stand, the page you want still exists and is only hidden, but the risk is that soon we will be forced to actually delete it.

The Bill – Rules on Wiretapping etc., p. 24, paragraph 29, letter a) states that:«For the Internet sites, including newspapers and periodicals delivered by telematic way, the statements or corrections are published, with the same graphic characteristics, the same access methodology to the site and the same visibility of the news which they refer.»

Over the past ten years, Wikipedia has become part of the daily habits of millions of web users looking for a neutral, free-content, and – above all – independent source of Knowledge. A new, huge multi-lingual encyclopedia, freely available to all, at any time, and free of charge.

Today, unfortunately, the very pillars on which Wikipedia has been built – neutrality, freedom, and verifiability of its contents – are likely to be heavily compromised by paragraph 29 of a law proposal, also known as “DDL intercettazioni” (Wiretapping Act).

This proposal, which the Italian Parliament is currently debating, provides, among other things, a requirement to all websites to publish, within 48 hours of the request and without any comment, a correction of any content that the applicant deems detrimental to his/her image.

Unfortunately, the law does not require an evaluation of the claim by an impartial third judge – the opinion of the person allegedly injured is all that is required, in order to impose such correction to any website.

Hence, anyone who feels offended by any content published on a blog, an online newspaper and, most likely, even on Wikipedia can directly request to publish a “corrected” version, aimed to contradict and disprove the allegedly harmful contents, regardless of the truthfulness of the information deemed as offensive, and its sources.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 27.
(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

During all these years, the users of Wikipedia (and we want, once more, to point out that Wikipedia does not have an editorial staff) have always been available to review – and modify, if needed – any content deemed to be detrimental to anyone, without harm to the Project’s neutrality and independence. In the very rare instances it was not possible to reach a mutually satisfactory solution, the entire page has been removed.

The obligation to publish on our site the correction as is, provided by the named paragraph 29, without even the right to discuss and verify the claim, is an unacceptable restriction of the freedom and independence of Wikipedia, to the point of distorting the principles on which the Free Encyclopedia is based and this would bring to a paralysis of the “horizontal” method of access and editing, putting – in fact – an end to its existence as we have known until today.

It should be made more than clear that none of us wants to question safeguarding and protection of the reputation, honor and image of any party – but we also note that every Italian citizen is already protected in this respect by Article 595 of the Criminal Code, which punishes the crime of defamation.

With this announcement, we want to warn our readers against the risks arising from leaving to the arbitrary will of any party to enforce the alleged protection of its image and its reputation. Under such provisions, web users would be most probably led to cease dealing with certain topics or people, just to “avoid troubles”.

We want to be able to keep a free and open-to-all encyclopaedia, because ”our” articles are also ”your” articles – Wikipedia is already neutral, why neutralize it?

The users of Wikipedia