Wikinews:Request an interview

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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.

Make a request[edit]

Clicking the link below takes you to a form where you can identify yourself and make a statement about what you wish to be interviewed about.

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.

It is very important that you read our Neutral Point of View policy before making your statement. Your request should not run foul of our NPOV policy (eg. shouting, personal attacks, etc).

Note that the request will be saved on this page below, and will be visible to all visitors to the website. Please do not place private or confidential information (your own or that of anyone else) in your request.

Fill out the form and click the Save button to create your request.

Click here to make a request.

Wayne Tseng[edit]


Dear Wikinews Team.

This is Wayne Tseng - Melbourne Lord Mayoral Candidate for the 2020 City of Melbourne local government election

I formed the team called Team Zorin as part of Leadership Team ticket in the election

I Wayne Tseng is the Lord Mayor Candidate My running mate - Gricol Yang is the Deputy Mayoral Candidate

My (Wayne Tseng) profession is multicultural communication consultant. Gricol Yang profession is a Commercial Banker

Team Zorin election pledge is to service the broad Melbourne community inclusively with policies that is fit for purpose. Melbourne politics which traditionally have been dominated by LEFT and RIGHT politics. The people of Melbourne whom have suffered a lot from the coronavirus lockdown are looking forward to policies that work and enable rapid recovery. They are weary of policies that follow a particular ideology.

Team Zorin believes just because the majority rule in democracy. The need of the minority groups must be catered for a all inclusive recovery. Everyone is entitled to be heard and need addressed.

Team Zorin also believes that society has become too complex for 1 man, 1 cabinet or 1 party to have all the answers. Team Zorin that the people as a collective are best to know determine their needs and solution options to address them.

Team Zorin believe technology can be used to address broad base needs, identify needs from broad base community, received solutions from the collective, debate on options in virtual committees and directly vote in local government issue.

Team Zorin advocate the use of digital democracy platform, allowing citizen to participate in democracy (Wayne Tseng calls it Participating Democracy), development of policies that address precise groups (Wayne Tseng calls it Precision Policies) and allow the people to play as community monitors and guide the implementation of a policy (Wayne Tseng calls this Guided Governing).

Australian is known for compassionate, educated and believe in the good of many outweighs the good of one.

I wish to be interviewed because we are introducing a break through in Australia democracy. Team Zorin is introducing digital democracy and participating democracy at a local government level. Zorin will also introduce participating democracy in Victorial Next Election and Australia Federal Election.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Waynetsengoffice (talkcontribs)

Wikinews community discussion[edit]

Request to interview BCB and gambling website for original reporting[edit]


  • Date request was made: 27 July
  • Position: Media correspondent or staff
  • Organisation: BCB,
  • Web:
  • Email address: unknown
  • Phone number: unknown


I have written an article on gambling site sponsoring a cricket series including Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Given in Bangladesh gambling is illegal and there have been both high profile cases of betters doing match fixing and also raids on gambling centers. To finish the article someone would need to interview someone at both or either one of the above entity. It may also be acceptable to take interview of someone at the legal ministry.

--Notbrev (talk) 06:52, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Wikinews community discussion[edit]

@Notbrev: this page is for someone who wishes us to interview them. You can ask some ARs to seek interview, but this isn't the page for editors to make requests, afaik.
•–• 06:35, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

@Acagastya: I posted here as per Green Giant 's suggestion at the article talk page who also seems to be an admin. --Notbrev (talk) 06:51, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
@Notbrev: yes, but this page is for, say someone from the government to place a request for an interview if they wanted to speak with Wikinews. It is not for volunteers here to make such requests -- you could ping all the ARs (JJLiu112, gry, Bddpaux, RockerballAustralia, LivelyRatification and me), but this page is not for that.
•–• 08:44, 27 July 2021 (UTC)