Wikinews:Request an interview
This page is for individuals who are not part of Wikinews to request an interview by the Wikinews community.
Here, you can make a short preliminary statement about who you are and on what topic you wish to be interviewed. Wikinews contributors will consider your request and contact you should they wish to conduct the interview.
Interview requests that have been published can be found at Published interview requests. Making a request on this page does not guarantee that you will be interviewed or that an article will be written and published.
If Wikinews contributors do not show an interest in following up on a request within a reasonable period of time, the request will be archived. In such cases, you are unlikely to receive a message to that effect.
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Your statement should focus on a single current event or phenomenon, and answer these questions: who, what, where, when, why and how about this news event. If you are "notable" in any way, you should explain how. Do put some effort into your statement. It should make clear why our readers should be interested in what you have to say. It should be detailed and specific, including dates, names, and locations.
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Patrick Gillett 
- Date request was made: June 30, 2012
- Position: Producer/Director/Writer
- Organisation: Televise This: Directors Cut
- Web: Official Facebook
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone number: +61 (0)439 387 811
Premiere of Televise This: Directors Cut. Televise This: Directors Cut is a documentary looking into the production and distribution of ultra local television content.
Nambour Civic Centre
November 2nd, 2012
6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
CNN News, Jakarta (Indonesia) Awaited guests - nantiakhirnya arrived. ya team of Bat Mestalla "Valencia CF has landed dijakarta, last evening, through flight SQ 960. Remarks welcome from hundreds Valencianista Indonesia instantly accompany the emergence of Roberto Soldado and friends - friends terminal 2D exit door Soekarno Hatta Airport. Aroma Spanish la liga will be more so when the Valencia team tested the ability of Senior Indonesia, Saturday (4/8) future, at the Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta. Because My Event Promoters will also invite the community of La Liga supporters like Malaguisitas Indonesia, Indo Barcelona, Indo Athleticzales (Bilbao) and Madridista Indonesia, to witness the jal; his game. Valencia FC club itself is serious about his promise to appear Bambang Pamungkas and friends - friends in a match that will be held beginning at 21:30 Wib it. We bring the players - the best players, we are in the pre - season, then we'll look serious. We ensure that our preparation to do for next season goes as planned, Said Mauricio Pellegrino, coach of Valencia. Before a visit to Indonesia, Valencia had held a camp Pre - season in Germany. In his tour of Indonesia, Valencia comes with a power of 22 players including striker Roberto Soldado reliably, new midfielder Fernando Gago, and the Portugal international defender Pereira Joa. Regarding the game at 21:30 o'clock am, the promoters claim to have considered carefully. Understandably, Valencia CF Indonesia Tour was held in the month of Ramadan, most national team players running fast, as well as Valencia player of Algerian origin, Sofiane Feghouli. In addition, the schedule is a request of Valencia, La Liga general view of the competition was also held rather late at night. moment so it does fit with the current Ramadan, said Justin Lhaksana, president of My event.
Rural financial development 
Bombe Stephen 
- Date request was made: 7 October 2012
- Position: Loan officer
- Organisation: Price uganda
- Web: Face book
- Email address: email@example.com
- Phone number: 0784219321
WHAT Price uganda helping locol communities to develop through isueing small scale loan.WHERE Arua in uganda. WHEN Every 7 of the month.
Wikinews community discussion 
YPARD India Representative 
Sridhar Gutam 
- Date request was made: 7th Feb 2013
- Position: Senior Scientist
- Organisation: Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture
- Web: http://works.bepress.com/sridhar_gutam/
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone number: 00919005760036
Hello Wikinews, I am nominated as YPARD India Representative <http://ypard.net/2013-january-30/welcoming-ypard-india-representative-%E2%80%93-sridhar-gutam>. This news is blogged on YPARD site <http://ypard.net>. I wish that news to be covered here on wikinews. Would it be possible? Thanks Sridhar Gutam email@example.com
Wikinews community discussion 
Thanks, I'm attempting e-mail contact on this one. --Gryllida 02:25, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Mountain View, CA speaker silenced, imprisoned, all speech equipment confiscated 
Wo'O Ideafarm 
- Date request was made: 2013.02.19
- Position: Organizer
- Organisation: IdeaFarm (tm) Operations
- Web: ideafarm.com
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone number: 650-804-1311 (only by prior arrangement via email)
Wo'O Ideafarm is a civic speaker who uses a powerful method of spontaneous direct speech to express viewpoints that threaten significant local economic and political interests in Mountain View, California, the home of Google. Ideafarm claims that officers of the county court have conspired to silence and imprison him and to confiscate all of his speech equipment. He claims that the silencing is done by filing baseless criminal charges and then entangling him in endless legal procedure, with the government knowing that it will never prevail in court but that the real objective is to keep him silenced as long as possible in a legal fight that is already in its third year. The charges are minor, but the effect of the legal fight is devastating. Charged with California Penal Code 370/372 (general public nuisance), Ideafarm is currently out of jail only because Aladdin Bail Bonds has bailed him out four times, most recently by depositing $30,000 (THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS) at the end of January. Ideafarm is a day laborer and says that the need to work almost full time to pay his bail premiums leaves him with very little time to work with his attorney.
Ideafarm uses what he calls the "street essay" general method of speech. With this method, Ideafarm claims that he can reach 20,000 people per day, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with sequences of short messges that create a speech event that is functionally equivalent to a speech given in a public park to a milling crowd. Ideafarm offers the energy with which the government is prosecuting him as evidence that his method is indeed powerful.
Ideafarm speaks on many civic topics. Every December, he routinely devoted his "street essay" to attacking "the mindless December shopping spree" and encouraging people to "seal your credit cards in an envelop". At other times, he exhorted Mountain View residents to "speak English at work and in public places", and said that "Mexican colonists are the #1 threat to the republic". But it is his viewpoint on "same sex marriage" that gets him into the most trouble. Ideafarm claims that the fight over "same sex marriage" is not really about equal treatment under the law, as many would have us believe. Equal treatment under the law can be achieved in the U.S., as it was achieved in the U.K., by replacing all occurances of "marriage" with "civil union" in all law. The attempt to redefine "marriage" is, Ideafarm claims, really intended to silence what Ideafarm calls "the marriage norm", which says that sexual behaviors outside of the context of a mated male and female are morally wrong, or perverted. Ideafarm claims that what he calls "the queer community" is well organized in Mountain View and has captured the local newspapers. Ideafarm says that he has proof that the local weekly newspaper monopoly uses its media power to promote what Ideafarm calls "the queer viewpoint" and to suppress the opposing viewpoint, which Ideafarm calls "the marriage norm viewpoint".
Ideafarm cares about the issues that he speaks on. But he cares most of all about the freedom to speak and the right to hear what anyone would speak. He is interested in the same sex marriage conflict primarily because he sees it as an attempt by one group to silence another group by redefining words so that the opposing view can no longer even be expressed. On the subject of government corruption, he claims that he has a computer library of 50,000 audio recordings, emails, court documents, videos, pictures, and other evidence that can be the basis of an electronic book which exposes felony conspiracy by government officers to silence him, imprison him, and confiscate his "street essay" equipment. The expose has begun to appear on his web site, http://ideafarm.com. But Ideafarm says that he needs six months of full time, focused work to write the expose, and that if he does not get the expose written quickly, the corrupt local court here will see to it that it is NEVER written.
Ideafarm says that, although a few people have gone out of their way to remove obstacles for him, he is basically standing alone against an overwhelming, very motivated, and infinitely well funded opponent. Ideafarm does not expect people to rally immediately to his viewpoints. But he says that if people do not rally quickly to his side to defend his right to speak, he is going to be "creamed like a bug on a windshield". Ideafarm says that lasting progress can only be achieved through vigorous, respectful discussion in which all viewpoints are on the table and given serious consideration.
Wikinews community discussion 
- It is clear that this activist website promotes fight against pettifogging. What news event would need to be covered? What is the website role, other than raising awareness? I'm trying to establish e-mail contact about these questions. --Gryllida 02:41, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
- "IdeaFarm (tm) Operations" is currently a one man show and refers to the civic activism of Wo'O Ideafarm in Mountain View, California. The operating objective is to fight in court to make Mountain View "safe for speech" and then to use a powerful general method of spontaneous direct speech, the "street essay", to organize a lawful revolt in the United States. To frustrate government attempts to stop this, IdeaFarm (tm) Operations are scrupulously lawful and the organizer's life is literally an open book. The organizer wears audio recorders that are recording 24 hours per day and all communication with him is a public record except by prior written agreement. This "open book" policy is intended to prevent government from accusing Ideafarm of criminal conspiracy or association with people who break the law. Ideafarm welcomes reporters who will tell the story of his fight with corrupt local government and will converse confidentially if the reporter requests that. When such a request is made, that request, including the identity of the requesting reporter, is part of the public record, but subsequent communication will be confidential. -- Wo'O Ideafarm 02:36, 26 March 2013 (UTC)