Submissions/Wikipedia as UNESCO World Heritage - a status report

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Wikipedia as the first ever digital UNESCO World Heritage - a status report

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Catrin Schoneville

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Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.

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As part of the celebrations of Wikipedia's tenth anniversary, Wikimedia Germany introduced the concept for a campaign for recognition of Wikipedia as the first ever UNESCO World Heritage site. The initial response from other chapters' representatives at the Berlin chapters' conference was overwhelmingly positive and Wikimedia Germany intends to keep on inviting other chapters to join the campaign. It is going to be a group challenge to build up momentum and public awareness for this step and we are exploring adequate channels for communication and a common international platform for this enterprise.

The talk is going to explain the motives behind this campaign, the official procedure on UNESCO's side and the specific campaign items for 2011.

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