Decolonise the Internet © Goethe-Institut / Lungi Molefe

The Project

During its inception, the internet was seen as a vital instrument for democracy and equality. In 2020, amidst a global pandemic and racial inequalities that are very much still alive, it is time to ask: Whose stories are told and who is telling these stories on the internet? And how do Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Bots shape our view of the world and perpetuate racisms? This is where the new Goethe-Institut project “Decolonise The Internet” sees its core.

WRITING & TRANSLATING COMPETITION: NIGERIAN HEROINES

After a successful kick-off with our three Basic Training Sessions in October, we are now organizing a Wikipedia competition: we are looking for the best new articles and translations focusing on Nigerian women on the Wikipedia! 

You could either translate an already existing English article into one of the Nigerian languages present on the Wikipedia* or create a completely new article in any of the languages. The articles can be about any Nigerian woman who has made an impact – in the past or present, it is up to you and your interests.

An independent jury of experienced Wikipedians will judge the entries on a select number of criteria, such as word count (minimum of 100 words), presence of links to other pages and info box, use of references and correct categorisation.  
To learn more about the Competition, please go to the Wikipedia landing page.

The competition will take place from 02 to 15 November.
To register, please fill in the form here.  

If you have any further questions, please contact Katja.Kellerer@goethe.de


*At the moment, the available Nigerian languages on the Wikipedia are Hausa, Igbo & Yoruba.


Let’s work together on making the internet a more equal place!!!​

The Goethe-Institut’s new programme “Decolonise the Internet” focuses on bridging the unequal representation of voices from the Global South on the internet and aims to increase awareness on how AI and algorithms might perpetuate racisms. The projects takes place in ten different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and has different formats, such as edit-a-thons, podcasts and texts.
In Nigeria, the Goethe-Institut partners with the Wikimedia UG Nigeria.
Katja Kellerer Katja Kellerer
Leitung Information und Bibliothek
Tel.: +234 (0) 1 454 9515
katja.kellerer@goethe.de
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