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Archived requests

Justin Holmes

  • Date request was made: October 01, 2006
  • Position: Student Body President
  • Organisation: SUNY New Paltz Student Government
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 845.380.8139


I have been banned from my campus for one year in a case in which ample evidence has arisen that 1) I am innocent of the myriad charges pressed against me by the administration of my school and 2) that I have been specifically targeted for my activism.

I face a criminal trial on Tuesday for a charge of "harassment." The complainant in this case is a state official who, when filing false police reports, did not realize that I had shot a video of the incident in question. You can view this video, along with the police reports and affidavits from others at the scene, here:

We have the support of many faculty members, the mayor of our vilage, and now a former administrator. One faculty member has even [08/25/2006 Faculty member testifies that administrators admitted they were seeking to get rid of student leaders testified that the Vice President of Students affairs was "Looking for an oppurtunity to get rid of" us].

Our situation has had quite a bit of local news coverage as well:

We hope that WikiNews will cover this controversy and our trial on Tuesday.

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Well, this seems quite interesting ... Thunderhead(talk) 22:18, 10 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Michele Reutty

  • Date request was made:23 June 2006
  • Position:Director
  • Organisation:Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights
  • Web:
  • Email
  • Phone number:(1 201) 288-0484 or (1 201) 288-0488


This is not me. I think Wikinews should interview her because she is facing disciplinary action for upholding the Fourth Amendment. [1]

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Tom Harrison


About the recent release of video of American Airlines flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon on 9/11, Wikipedia user Jimwilson made a plausible case that Judicial Watch got credit for the work of his organization, The discussion is on the Wikipedia talk page, wikipedia:Talk:American Airlines Flight As original research we can't include it there, but I thought someone at Wikinews might be interested. Tom harrison 20:42, 14 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

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J.Antonio Farfan

  • Date request was made: May 31,2006
  • Position: Artist
  • Organisation: N/A
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number:


Deborah in the Seventh book of the Old Testament is the person represented in the Mona Lisa.

After twelve years of observation. Artist, J. Antonio Farfan has found that the sitter in the Mona Lisa painting is Deborah. A prophet, leader and judge in the seventh book of the old testament. The fingers of the Mona Lisa have within them three Roman numerals. The right hand has the Roman numeral VII while the hand underneath has Roman numeral IV and V. If you take that the upper hand has the most importance you can go directly to Judges, which has been the seventh book in the Old Testament even during the time of Leonardo. Furthermore, chapters four and five (indicated by the other two Roman numerals) both speak of the same person. That person being Deborah, also known as a " Mother of Israel". The most striking observation is upon reading the biblical excerpts. "..and she dwelt under the PALM TREE of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in Mount Ephraim"( Judges 4:5). "In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways. 7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel." ( Judges 5:6-7). This clearly indicates Leonardo was playing with the word Palm, which in Italian is interchangeable between the palm of hand and palm tree. It further clarifies the findings of Maurizio Seracini, whose recent discoveries of hidden drawings within the Adoration of the Magi demonstrate a war, a palm tree, a woman previously thought to have been the Virgin Mary. This idea permeates his early work and becomes incresingly important to him as he gets older. Finally in his last work, Virgin and child with St. Anne. is actually Naomi and Ruth, from the next book of the bible, The book of Ruth. As is very clear by the Roman numeral VIII on her foot. Still skeptical? Download the free book at, the observations have been published and out. I have included three of multiple points. Viewed clearly by many images of the mona lisa online

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I'm not sure if we could ever make this interview NPOV or non-disputed. Probably not a good idea. Flipbaywood 00:53, 10 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Burton Danet, Ph.D.

Who: Burton Danet, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist (retired), Co-Founder, A Better Community for All (ABC4All) found originally on the internet at but now located a the ABC4All Portal4Relief

What: Exploration of the "Potential for Cultural Unity" while bringing Global Humanitarian Relief (GHR)to the World.

Why: Global Humanitarian Relief and Why ABC4All?

When: Goal Date: Legacy of ABC4All into Perpetuity.

Where: Global with support from every corner of the world from anyone who is receptive and wants to help make their local community better for all.

How long: ABC4All has been in development for more than 12 years, originally named as Partnerships for a Better Community (PBC) but implementing since 07/2004 "Launch Lunch" held in Santa Monica, CA USA, ABC4All is creating a "Network That Works" aimed at improving local/global conditions via "ABC4All WorldSolutions!"

First there was 1: Founder: Burton Danet, Ph.D. originally called Partnerships for a Better Commmunity (PBC)

Next there were 2: Then after an introduction to Robert Chew who made the suggestion for a name change to be near or at the top of the alphabet, "A Better Community For All (ABC4All)" was born in February 1998! Robert "Bob" Chew became Co-Founder, so now there are 2 Co-Founders!

Next there were 5: An ABC4All Key Core Team (ABC4AllKCT) was formed that consists of 3 more associates making it a total of 5 who came together to promote becoming Dual Global Citizens (DGC):

ABC4ALL CENTRAL CORE TEAM (ABC4AllCCT), Dual Global Citizens™ (DGC):

Burton Danet, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist (retired) ABC4AllWorldSolutions!™ Co-Founder, A Better Community For All (ABC4All), Unofficial Spokesperson, Plasma Activated Water (PAW), Hydro Enterprises, Inc.

Robert "Bob" Chew, Co-Founder, A Better Community for All (ABC4All), Vice President, Business Development, RJC Consolidated, Inc.

Greet Narsingh, Director, Save Children Now (SCN) (Ex-Officio)

Eugenia Bivines, Founder, Building a Better Future (BABF)

Kathy Merholz, Executive Director, Enlightened Health (EH)

David Gray, President, Huck-Fin Environmental Education (HFEE) and Collaborator, Community Health, Exercise and Nutrition for All (CHEN4All) and

Next there were 35 and another 807: An expanded Core Team is composed of approximately 35 people. An additional 807 people from 109 countries have joined the international "ABC4All Global Mentoring TEAM Project" found at the Taking IT Global website:

ABC4All is poised to offer the world "Global Humanitarian Relief." How? By offering the world information that includes technologically advanced water/food/shelter that "Improves Health Maintenance (IHM)." Included is the discovery of a new type of healthy consumable water that also can eliminate bacteria/viruses and can kill Anthrax in 30 seconds. Plasma Activated Water (PAW) has myriad uses: The Value Proposition with just one application is unheard of: Replace all harsh chemicals used to disinfect/sterilize with water!

Other ABC4All associates offer similarly advanced technologies for the world. These are two examples but illustrate what is possible:

"Embrace solutions based upon common sense: Is it too difficult to get your healthy nutrition that improves health maintenance (IHM) from a cold bowl of "superfood" cereal and a cup of energized water? Is that too hard to imagine if it offers HOPE for improved health maintenance to any living person in the world today?"

-- Robert Chew, ABC4All Co-Founder, from a grant application.

Finally, in conjunction with all of the above, a setting in which "Dual Global Citizens (DGC)" from all over the world will share the solutions to help create "better communities for all" is offered:

Casey Fenton

  • Date request was made: 16:31, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Position: founder, lead programmer
  • Organisation: CouchSurfing, "a free international Internet-based hospitality service. As of August 2006, it had more than 100,000 members in 205 countries."
  • Web:,
  • Email address: send an email to kasper dot souren at g mail dot com and you'll get Casey's phone number

Not Casey's Statement

Guaka is typing this. Recently CouchSurfing seemed dead. The CouchSurfing Collective has been going on in Montreal for a while, it's now breaking up (to be continued elsewhere). A new organization structure was found, new programmers joined the efforts, a wiki was launched.

Nona Jackson


Events: I do not think that non-biological mothers should exploit and extort from innocent kids. I specifically refer to Debbie Rowe's constand greed about stealing off Michael Jackson and his children.

Yes, Michael's three kids are half Jews but they are all of the same parents and this has nothing to do with Debbie Rowe at all. There is no evidence that she carried Prince and Paris. Yes, we are told that she came out of the hospital probably with babies, but whose babies did she leave the hospital with?

No one should take money off another without being properly married especially when there was no sex involved. No one should take money for kids that are not theirs. No child deserves to be deserted at one point and then when money is running out, they should be used to steal some more. Who does she think she is to be exploiting beautiful kids that are not hers. She is a very silly woman indeed. If she wants kids that are biological she needs to conceive hers from someone else who wants to have SEX with her.

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The statement does not mention a "current event or phenomenon", and the requestor does not appear to be notable in any way, so I don't think it would be appropriate to conduct an interview in this case. - Borofkin 01:46, 10 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Evan Prodromou and Michele Ann Jenkins


Wikitravel and World66, the two foremost Open Content wiki travel guides on the Web, announced today that they'll be joining together to work towards their common goals. Both sites were acquired by Internet Brands, Inc., an American company that operates a number of consumer information Web sites. Both domains will remain on the air, under their Creative Commons licenses, and community-oriented decision-making will remain the norm. On-page advertising -- similar to Wikia's business model -- will support new hardware, bandwidth, and development effort. The sites will gradually be melded into a more cohesive user experience, emphasizing each site's strengths.

Relevant URLs:

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Looks like no-one is interested in this interview, so it will be archived shortly. - Borofkin 00:52, 5 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Pete Ashdown

  • Date request was made: 1 May 2006
  • Position: Candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Organisation: Pete Ashdown for U.S. Senate
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: (801) 983-PETE (7383)


Democracy is based upon communication and communication is facilitated by technology. I have been utilizing online tools including MediaWiki to not only show a method for government to operate with maximum transparency, but also involve the people in an ongoing two-way interaction rather than the existing one-way. What we have had since the dawn of democracy in ancient Greece is what I call Democracy 1.0. It holds strong ideals, but is still controlled by the rich aristocracy. Adding technology to the mix creates Democracy 2.0, where truly everyone can have a voice and the best ideas will rise to the top.

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I wonder if his opponent would be interested in an interview as well. --Chiacomo (talk) 03:03, 2 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Cool! this guy uses a wiki on his website... Lots of fodder for interview questions there. --Chiacomo (talk) 03:06, 2 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, Pete is a techie of sorts. Wikipedia:Pete Ashdown has some more biographical information. I think an interview could be extremely informative. Andrevan 19:49, 2 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
How does the interview get set up? Neutralizer 12:40, 2 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Start an interview planning page (e.g., contact the interviewee and arrange a time/place/method of interview. Write some questions, do the interview, perhaps seek some other points-of-view (his opponent would be a good one) and then write an article. - Borofkin 23:52, 2 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • I would not be keen to supporting this interview without an opponent also receiving one, as well. Of course, if we ask and they deny, we should ultimately still interview this candidate. But, I'd like to secure a firm "yes" or "no" on an opponent before granting this one (just so no one can allege bias on us granting an interview to only one side). It would be nice to formulate a good set of questions for both (or multiple) candidates to respond to; sort of like a blind debate. --MrMiscellanious (talk) – 03:14, 3 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I agree Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 04:55, 3 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I sent Hatch an e-mail, we'll see what he says. Andrevan 22:01, 6 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
With regards to the interviewing of other candidates, it should be a stock letter... "This guy will talk to us, we'll listen to his side of the story." Offer them their chance, and if a statement or refusal is given prior to the interview you can quote it. Sure, we have NPOV obligations, but if the other parties will not offer their position we can't report on it, so a skewed story is no fault of the editors/interviewers. --Brian McNeil / talk 22:30, 6 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Having read the wiki page for this guy, I'd say that one of the objectives of the interview should be to expand the wiki article. I'm so far outside the state of Utah that I have a driving license from a different country that issued my passport, and my interest would be more in getting a handle on the international aspect of Democrat policy. Will this be an IRC interview? I'm pretty sure that would put the opponents at a distinct disadvantage unless they put a speed typist in the channel. ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 22:42, 6 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
On the question of where to conduct an interview, I would suggest doing here on Wikinews, rather than on an IRC channel. Both Wikinews and IRC are 'real-time' communication. The value added element of this wiki is its transparency. -Edbrown05 07:03, 8 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Ed, interviews is one of the times when IRC logs *can* and *are* published. Certainly, the formation of questions should be started on an article page, as they have been in the past. But conducting it on the wiki will just be complete hell. --MrMiscellanious (talk) – 19:35, 8 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
If there is a general vibe that this interview should be conducted, then I recommend creating a planning page (e.g. and continuing discussions there. Remember, we don't need consensus to conduct an interview - just a person to kick things off and run it. The resulting article needs to be accepted as neutral by the community, of course. - Borofkin 07:10, 8 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with MrM here, I've always been opposed to conducting interviews on the Wiki, because it blurs the line between the Wikinews contributor (original reporter) and the interviewee. - Borofkin 00:08, 9 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I was unmindful that IRC logs are publishable in these circumstances. I would be interested in developing some questions for Mr. Ashdown. -Edbrown05 08:33, 9 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

This request is 14 days old. It will be archived in the next day or so. - Borofkin 07:13, 15 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Rather than archive it, let's get to work on it. It's still timely. - unsigned comment by
It's now 28 days old. If you want to work on it, please create a planning page (example:, contact Ashdown and arrange a time/place/method of interview. - Borofkin 06:00, 29 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Brian M. Sweig

  • Date request was made:12-10-2006
  • Position:vp and co inventor
  • Organisation:Environmental Safety Solutions,llc
  • Email
  • Phone number:212-922-9001


In early 2006 Brian M. Sweig and Paul Silva found the need to drastically reduce the airbourne particulate matter from the use of jack hammers. The need grew as the knowledge of silicosis cancer and other respiratory ailments were uncovered.

Environmental Safety Solutions,LLC was created and the Enviroboot jack hammer dust suppression was launched. The reduction in our last test was from approx 6,000,000 particles over 30 min of jack hammerring down to 600,000 particles.

We are looking to save lives in the work place, save contractors and residents prep time and clean up time. The enviroboot is american made and is number 7 recyclable.

I feel saving lives from silicosis (the next mesothelioma)is a news worthy topic.

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Jeffrey Crigler

  • Date request was made: December 6, 2006
  • Position: CEO of Voxant, Inc.
  • Organisation: First commercial "open source" news network
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 703-964-0652


Voxant is embracing the wikinews model....but with a major new twist. Voxant is creating a professional, business oriented, advertising supported news network. We have learned from Wikinews.... but begun to apply commercial principles to the endeavor. at you can contribute news stories.... with attribution and copyright protection... for syndication to hundreds of distribution points like Lexis/Nexis, Factiva, AP, etc., Profit from you news stories and create distribution and viewership opportunities.

Jeff Crigler has been in the news and media business for 20 years. An early progenitor of Nexis and IBM InfoMarket, an entrepreneur with 5 successful companies under his belt, Voxant is Jeff's latest innovation... which is to combine the open-source and community principles with commercial business savy to create the next generation news network. Read his stuff at [2]

Durk Simmons

  • Date request was made: November 12, 2006
  • Position:Pagan novelist
  • Organisation:
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 410-507-5904


Religious persecution against Wiccans has continued unabated in the 21st century due mostly to misinformation started 2000 years ago.The bad P.R. can be see almost anywhere, from movies and books to TV shows and advertising. In response to these ever present negative messages, I have written a novel that addresses some of the major discrepancies, for example, the Devil worshipping. Why would a Witch worship a deity from a different religion? The 'Devil' only exists in the bible. That is just one example of many. "Strings of Connection: Book 1 of the Witches in America Series" address many of these untruths, but presents the information in an engaging fictional adventure novel. He is to be a featured guest on the Ed Norris radio show on WHFS at 11:00 on November 20, 2006, and has been a televised guest speaker on both WMDT 45 in Salisbury, MD, and Fox 45 Morning News WBFF in Baltimore.

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This sounds like a good idea. I would like to do this interview, but I don't know any way to contact him. Thunderhead(talk)(Check out my RFA test) 23:07, 12 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

his email address is . you could also try user talk: but that proablly won't work. Bawolff 23:11, 12 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

OK, folks, how do we go about this? Does someone just say here, "I got the ball!" and contact him, interview him, and then write the article? Or do we pound questions on right here for consensus beforehand? -Richard 'Doc' Kinne 19:47, 22 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I belive we make the questions on a subpage, and then one of us contacts him and we ask the questions on the IRC channel (#wikinews-interview) 20:04, 22 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Its ussually whoever has the ball decides. All three of thoose methods have been used in the past. Bawolff 23:13, 6 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Elson Silva, Ph. D.


Hidrology has been neglected on high technology for patenting affairs and USPTO is issuing thousands of patents that violates principles of science. The link above is my request to USPTO asking the intitution to stop violating science by paying more attention to the Fundamentals of Science (Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Logics).

Since measuring fluid conduction on porosity is easier than measuring heat conduction I believe that after this massive IP violation is fixed the number of patents addressing Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity should increase in 20 to 40 years from the present 17 to around 100,000 new issued patents abiding to Theory of Science. This should take place because a spatial quantitative assessment increases reliability and control on hydrodynamics properties of fluid moving on porous systems also restoring advanced scientific Hydrological support to fluidic devices needing an enhanced macro and microporosity and dynamics between hydrological zones.

I trust that USPTO basic policy is to avoid violating principles of science requiring inventors to employ correct Etymology and also preventing duplicity of terminology respecting common knowledge from all interrelated sciences. Coherence on connotation system is the correct way to hone the advancement of technology.


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Uga Man


I don't have a website, I don't have a phone and I don't want to reveal my e-mail address, but the reason I feel I should be interviewed is because I am running the first-ever wikicampaign. I have fresh, new ideas for the future of the country, and many of these ideas are based on the spread of information through the wiki. Some say I am not notable enough, but everything that is needed to be known about me can be verified through my writings and contributions here and on wikipedia. Some say I am not running a campaign because I have not filed with the FEC, and that is true, but running a campaign and filing with the FEC do not always have to be synonymous: Ralph Nader ran a surprising write-in campaign in 1992 where he received more votes than most of the regular "candidates" in the Democratic primaries in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Interviewing me will not be hard and will not take up much time since the interview can be conducted on my talk page. I hope my explanation for why an interview with me will be helpful to the site convinces one of the great reporters here at wikinews to ask me a few questions about my innovative campaign and the future of the country. Thank you. --Uga Man - (talk) 22:16, 6 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

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No. Clearly I don't take this sort of thing seriously. Now don't remove this again. TheCustomOfLife 01:52, 2 February 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I have written 4 published articles here on wikinews since the first request was made and I am sorry for my actions when I first arrived.--Uga Man - (talk) 22:34, 6 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

While Uga Man 2008 is a humorous read, I don't foresee any circumstances under which we can publish an interview with Uga Man. --SVTCobra 22:47, 6 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I've just told him that, if he reveals his real name, I will publish the article. However, I'll publish it so that it isn't included on the front page feed or RSS feed. He can link to the article, people can find it on Google, but it won't be included in our main feeds. -- Zanimum - (talk) 15:55, 8 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

If you don't register with the FEC then I simply can't see how Wikinews can treat you as a remotely credible candidate. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:25, 8 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Susan M. Arcuri

  • Susan M. Arcuri
  • August 17, 2008
  • Creator
  • Justicedenied13501
  • 315-731-7501


My names is Susan M. Arcuri and I am the creator of the blog,

For over a year, I have been requesting from Congressman Michael Arcuri, Congressman from the 24th Congressional District, and not a relative, to divulge to his constituency his business interests listed as Co Arc LLC, Co Arc South St. LLC, and 1 Hopper St., as listed on his Federal financial disclosure. Arcuri has avoided the questions and refuses to comment on his business interests.

This week in researching I found Arcuri's businesses, Co Arc LLC, and Co Arc South St. LLC listed on the New York State Comptrollers Office website OpenBook New York. Congressman Arcuri holds two contracts with New York State. He has one contract with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, which is a branch of the New York State Transportation Department. Arcuri sits on the Transportation and Infrastructure committee as a Congressman, and receives rent in excess of $950,000 for a contract period which exceeds 25 years, from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. That contract was set in place prior to his successful run for Congress. Arcuri failed to disclose the income on either of his Federal Financial Disclosure forms, 2007 and 2008.

Congressman Arcuri also holds a rental agreement with the New York State Police, and is under contract with the State of New York. At the time of this contract's implementation, Arcuri sat as District Attorney for Oneida County. He has also failed to disclose this information on his Federal Financial Disclosure.

Arcuri falsified his Federal Financial Disclosure by omitting the facts of these contracts and the 24th Congressional District is demanding answers.

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Susan Arcuri getting stuff from Michael Arcuri? Is this like an ex-wife or something? Mike Halterman (talk) 03:04, 2 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Hah, going to Wikipedia proved me right, this is his ex-wife. Now I really need to know how this isn't an axe-wielding agenda here. Mike Halterman (talk) 03:05, 2 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Stephani Birkhimer

  • Date request was made:09/30/08
  • Position:
  • Organisation:
  • Web:
  • Email
  • Phone number:740-531-1572


Hello my name is Stephani Birkhimer i am the grand-daughter of the late Garnet M. Birkhimer. My grandmother just died this year & it was then when we all found out just how many grand children she had. She was 89 years old and she had 87 grand children we live in Ohio (united states) and i was just wondering if she was one of the record holders in america for the most grand children. If you would please feel free to contact me with any informatio you might find. Thank You For Your Time. Stephani Birkhimer

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  • Date request was made: 29 oct 2008
  • Position: Founder
  • Organisation: Green Cities Foundation
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: + 44 1503 272830 0r 44 7973 778 706


We are a noble cause completely in the spirit of the wikipedia community.

I am completeley green and dyslexic about putting things on wikinews or wikipedia. I would love it if you can help me put the Green Cities Foundation on both.

You will see from from the website that I am a huge fan of wikipedia and the Green Cities Foundation idea has grown from it.

If you go to the podcast page of our site you will find a 25 minuet radio broadcast interview.

Many thanks for the fantastic thing you do.

I look forward to talking to you.


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Grand Duchy of Machias

Your name


On August 1st 2008, the three islands of North Rock, New Islay, and Machias Seal Island have unified into the Grand Duchy of Machias. The Nation is a Grand Duchy meaning it is headed by a Grand Duke, similar to Luxembourg. Unlike micronations the Grand Duchy is made up of land that until its formation was terra nullis. The three islands were omitted in the Treaty of Paris where Great Britain recoginized the newly formed United States. The head of state is Grand Duke Peter I, who was one of the pushers of revitalizing independence and international recognition. The Grand Duchy is located of within the Bay of Fundy off the coast of Maine and New Brunswick. We have several marks of sovereignty including a national flag, motto and much more. Currently we are in discussion with ICANN to have our own .com equivalent. It is the strong believe of the Grand Duchy that each nation no matter size or age deserves the right of self determination. With this in mind we would like to further the international knowledge of Machias and are open to questions and interviews.

Thank you.

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A rewiew of google maps would indicate that the islands are in US waters. --RockerballAustralia (talk) 22:40, 13 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Mike Clement

  • 11-28-08:
  • Email address:


I am a cynic when it comes to politics. To me, whether the politic is local, national, or international, it doesn't matter. It all seems crooked. I offer any news orginization to interview me regarding my cynical view. I also challenge anyone to convince me to quit being cynical and bitter.

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caylee anthony interview

john thompson bryant

  • Date request was made: 1/1/09
  • Position:user
  • Organisation:wikinews
  • Email address:


On December 11, 2008, skeletal remains of what appeared to be a young child were found by a meter reader. The Orange County Medical Examiner confirmed on December 19, 2008, that the human remains found close to the home of the family were those of Caylee Anthony

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Patrick Gillett

  • Date request was made: 2009-02-14
  • Position: Candidate for Maroochydore
  • Organisation: Queensland state election
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: +61 439 387 811


I running for the seat of Maroochydore at the Queensland state election this year. Since I'm doing interviews with the political parties contesting the election, I thought it was only fair to do the independents as well. Since I am an independent candidate, I would like to do an interview for Wikinews.

As for being newsworthy, I bring an alternate to the party system. My main policy area is roads. There is a plan at th moment (to the best of my knowledge) by the Department of Main Roads to Aerodrome Road/Alexandra Parade to three lanes each way. It's currnetly two lanes each way with little room for and extra lane let alone two. The local constituance are not happy with the Departments decision. My campaign on this issue targets them.

Continuing the theme of roads, I would push for an upgrade to the Brice Highway between Caboulture and Gympie. even though it is not in my electorate, it still effects the people in electorate.

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Has there been any press coverage regarding you candidacy? If so, would you mind linking to it in a reply to this message. Thanks, Anonymous101talk 12:59, 14 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Non as yet. I Will however link to any that comes up in the future -RockerballAustralia (talk) 01:16, 15 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Your name

  • Date request was made: 25/4/09
  • Position:
  • Organisation:
  • Web:
  • Email
  • Phone number:


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corruption of the Mayor of Lod/Israel.

Mayor of Lod Ilan Harari is now working on a plan to transform a residential area of Israeli Arab citizens in Lod into an industrial area against the wish of the residents.

Residents of that involved area were not asked or informed about the plan. It was a secret plan between Mayor of Lod and one of the residents in that area who has got a lot of money and wishes to transform his house into an industrial company. His company was closed by an order of the Court six months ago.

Further more the Mayor of Lod received a good sum of money from that above mentioned company to execute the plan.

Residents who complained and expressed their wish not to transform that residential area into andustrial one were disadvantaged and punished indirectly by the Municipality of Lod.

Would like to be interviewed regarding the Suffern Music and Arts Festival

Alice DiSanto

  • Date request was made: 5/30/09
  • Position: Volunteer
  • Organisation: Suffern Chamber of Commerce
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 914-582-8464


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2009 PRESS CONTACT: Alice DiSanto, Public Relations Suffern Music and Arts Festival Tel: 914-582-8464 Email:

The Suffern Music & Arts Festival is all about community in the 21st century. Music and the arts is our world’s universal language. So when this village, located in the heart of New York’s Ramapo mountain region of Rockland county chose “THRIVING” over “SURVIVING” this economy, they looked to that “one voice” to speak out.

It’s ONE PURPOSE, ONE WEEKEND, and it is SEISMIC. Attending is easy. Suffern is about 25 miles north of New York City. Mass transit trains and buses have stops right at the heart of the weekend’s action. Plenty of parking, and unending attractions to make a pedestrian journey engaging.

From the charm of one of the nation’s landmark theater venues - - - The Lafayette built in the 1920’s - - - to the solar-powered outdoor staging, harmonies will fill the air. Between each performance will be renowned artistry from famed photographers to area painters. Storefronts will be converted in jam sessions and galleries. Culinary and cultural accents reflective of Suffern’s Mexican, Italian, Indian, and Irish residents will provide a tasteful accent along with an American heartland flavor of the Village’s Farmers’ Market.

It’s all here. It’s always been here. And we share it with you at the one purposeful, seismic weekend that should not be missed.

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The Iran Fax Project

Beth Topczewski

  • Date request was made: June 18, 2009
  • Position: member of group
  • Organisation: The Iran Fax Project
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 414.651.3821


1. The Iran Fax Project is designed to provide an alternative channel for individuals who want to get news reports and stories about Iran’s current political situation out of the country. The Iranian government has already put severe limitations on journalists and attempted to block access to other means of disseminating information, like certain Web sites and mobile phone networks. By faxing us reports, Iranians can ensure their information is publicized on the Internet even if their internal access to the Web is cut off. 2. It is easier for Iranians to post information directly to the Internet. This is a service of last resort. However, to be effective in the event that other methods of distributing information fail, we need to get the message out to Iranians before our service would become necessary. We hope we never become necessary. 3. Many Iranian citizens clearly want the rest of the world to know details about the political situation in Iran. We personally do not hope to achieve any particular political outcome (beyond the maintenance of basic human rights) by relaying their reports; we are just a facilitative vessel. If we were in their position, we would want a way to tell people what was going on.

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Dr. Vinod Singh

  • Date request was made:
  • Position: Vice Chairman Interntaional Council
  • Organisation: CCLP Worldwide
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  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 913322685477/8


Education serves as a powerful tool for moving nations, communities, and households toward a more sustainable future. I believe the Higher education is the backbone of any Country and my column is based on this assumption My statement describes issues and challenges associated with higher education for sustainable development and livelihood and invites Centre of higher education (constituents) and NGOs (CHEN) to think about new ways to respond so that future educated youth can deal with these issues in their careers and lives. Higher education plays a vital role, not only in shaping the future by educating the professionals of tomorrow, but by creating a research base for sustainability efforts, and providing outreach and service to communities and nations. I believe that more focus on higher education would give way to better life for an individual. It builds the capacity of society to create, broaden, and implement, sustainability plans. It improves sustainable economic growth by improving the quality and skills of the workforce. It also creates an informed public that can support enlightened policy and legislation and raises the quality of life for all members of society. I have rolled up the whole issue in three fold- apparent challenges, roles of Intermediaries and final outcome of better opportunities. To go with Higher education a nation faces lots of problems starting from quality basic education which is essential for improving the workforce and public participation in civil society and it is central to more sustainable future. Second challenge associated with higher education is to reorient the whole education system. The term "reorienting education system" has become a powerful descriptor that helps administrators and thinkers at every level (i.e., nursery school through university) to understand the changes required for it. Reorienting education system requires teaching and learning knowledge, principles, skills, perspectives, and values that will guide and motivate people to pursue sustainable livelihoods, to participate in a democratic society, and to accommodate more youth of the society to attain higher education. Public awareness is part of major challenges for any nation as everything depends on deep understanding of problems. The effort of sustainable livelihood requires a population that is aware of the goals of a sustainable society and has the knowledge and skills to contribute to those goals. The need for an informed voting citizenry becomes ever more important with the increase in the number of democratic governments. Informed voting citizens, who lend support to enlightened policies and government initiatives, can help governments enact sustainable measures. Years of resource management have shown that a public that is aware of and informed about resource management decisions and initiatives can help achieve program goals. Another challenge lies in the decision power of any society for a particular problem. Good community-based decisions—which affect social, economic, and environmental well-being— also depend on educated citizens. Development options, especially "greener" development options expand as education increases. For example, a community with an abundance of skilled labour and technically trained people can persuade a “cleaner” corporation with higher paying jobs to locate a new development nearby. Citizens can also act to protect their communities by analyzing reports and data that address community issues thereby preparing them to shape a community response.

I believe there are four major intermediaries which largely affects the present status of higher education in any nation. These are NGOs, Government, Education Institutions and society.

NGOs have greater role to play in creating environment conducive to better education by creating awareness for Protection of Human Rights and environment and rights to education. Government as an important constituent must act with other constituents to make this platform accessible to youth. It must ensure Good Governance, Better economic Incentive, Viable and economically sound Infrastructure, Overcoming corruption and red tapism. The main constituents of this platform are Educational Institution and Universities. They must bring in transparency and reliability in Educational policies that caters to the need of society - Better infrastructural facility and resources to meet the growing demand with quality, Non discriminating approach of institution towards students and Steps to enhance resources to accommodate more youth. The social habits of a society have bigger effect on the education level of that Country. The social habits include awareness towards education, living pattern, literacy and culture. Ultimate goal of overcoming these challenges by different intermediaries are nation of educated citizenry with better livelihood opportunities. Education, public awareness, and training give the promise of a brighter, more prosperous world, in which people of all ages can contribute to the sustainability of their societies. A more sustainable world depends on civic participation and a more skilled workforce, for which higher education is essential.

It is with this realization that many governments and members of the educational community are working to change educational policy and practices to provide educational opportunities for all citizens. Intermediaries could step forward to play a crucial role in coordinating education efforts. Intermediaries could link the formal, non-formal, and informal sectors of the education community and assist with reorienting education to address sustainability at all levels. Intermediaries could also become models of sustainability through their social, economic, and environmental practices and policies. There is a tremendous need for sustainable development throughout the world, and education is a vital component of a more sustainable future. Education alone cannot provide a sustainable future—that will be accomplished with many sectors of society working together.

However, without education, public awareness, and training many doubt sustainability will be possible. Educational Institutes has much to contribute through their traditional roles of research, teaching, and service. The times, however, require that Intermediaries look at new ways of implementing these traditional roles. Intermediaries need to accept the challenge and widen their activities in service to the community to address society's needs and aspirations.

Author is the one of the Council member of CCLP Worldwide which has initiated the concept of Higher Education for better livelihood with Education charter International.

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Chinese Translation Accidentally Discovers A Potential Diabetes Treatment

Your name

  • Date request was made: August 9, 2009
  • Position: Manager
  • Organisation: Abacus Chinese Translation Services
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 626-282-9186


As a coordinator of a translation company, I accidentally discovered that there might be alternatives for the treatment of diabetes.

See the preliminary press release that I wrote at

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Melissa Miles McCarter

  • Date request was made: October 7, 2009
  • Position: Author
  • Organisation: Fat Daddy's Press
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 573-321-7660


My newly released memoir, Insanity: A Love Story, adds to the mental hospital genre, in the tradition of "Girl, Interrupted," "An Unquiet Mind" and "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden." It is "An intimate journey into the bipolar mind of one woman struggling to cope with the symptoms of madness and the elation of mania. It chronicles the resulting hospitalization that led to a diagnosis that changed a young woman's life and resulted in a new way at looking at the division between sanity and the world of the insane."

I try to present a raw and honest portrait of coming through madness to the other side of reflection and awareness. I try to answer the question, what is it like to go insane and survive? Part tale of the experience of hospitalization and the manic terror that led to this, I attempt to demonstrate the intimacy and revelation allowed by the interaction between patients. My story isn't just my own, but that of the many characters I encounter while receiving treatment for my own manic-depressive symptoms.

As I pointed out earlier, the mental hospital experience is now a genre. What my memoir "Insanity: A love Story", tries bring to this genre is a deeper reflection on the process of going insane. This book is based on the journal I kept during my hospital stay. I write of what I remember from the experience, including my "own 'bizarre' behavior and that of 'other' insane patients and 'sane' hospital workers." As I point out within this memoir, the dividing line between sanity and insanity isn't that distinct. For someone who hasn't dealt with mental illness, I hope this book will serve as a lyrical eye-opener. For someone who struggles with their own dance with insanity, whatever form it takes, I hope this book is a consolation and empathetic witness to their own experiences.

My other writing has been published in The Banyan Review, Ceteris Paribus, Poet's Haven, Monadock, Doorknobs & Bodypaint, and other various publications. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Texas at Arlington with a focus on postfeminism.

Over ten years ago, I wrote what has become a widely cited faq on Therapy that gave advice on the various aspects of the therapy experience. My book is currently being featured on the highly regarded Wings of Madness website which has a focus on issues involving the bipolar condition.

Although there have been a number of memoirs about mental illness, the perspective of bipolar condition within a mental hospital is unique. It provides hope for people who are struggling with the symtoms of this disorder, and insight for those who want to understand the condition.

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Mind's reader

When a brain is working it generates an impulses (microelectrical), when somebody is thinking or operates incoming iformation (sees something or hears something) a computer remembers that impuls from the brain (from where it goes and what kind of). the next time it must be similar. <br\><br\> probably every person has own type of impulses. but if the computer could read the impulses then it could send the same to a person. it means it could play on the brain. <br\><br\> Just theory. But heard what russians are working on it. 2004 year When a brain is working it generates an impulses (microelectrical), when somebody is thinking or operates incoming iformation (sees something or hears something) a computer remembers that impuls from the brain (from where it goes and what kind of). the next time it must be similar. <br\><br\> probably every person has own type of impulses. but if the computer could read the impulses then it could send the same to a person. it means it could play on the brain. <br\><br\> Just theory. But heard what russians are working on it.

2004 year

please ask a questions and ill answer if nothing will happen with me

Alexander Kalinins Lazars son, 8street 17, Ul Yanovka (or Sablino), Saint-Petersburg, Russia (talk) 05:01, 24 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

The obvious is, apart from the name details you sign your message with; why the hell should we even bother to talk to you about this? You don't seem to be any sort of notable authority, you seem to simply be repeating some random rumour, and we don't do unverifiable nonsense. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:44, 24 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Recently Unemployed Couple Starts A Jobs Website To Help The Unemployed & Save Companies Thousands

==== Your name ==== Mike Allen

  • Date request was made: 11-09-2009
  • Position: Owner
  • Organisation:
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 760-458-0655


Recently Unemployed Couple Starts A Jobs Website To Help The Unemployed & Save Companies Thousands. Hotjobsfinder was created by a recently unemployed entrepreneur who was hit hard by the recession. We wanted to provide a site to save employers thousands of dollars on job advertising and still reach millions of jobs seekers every month.

(Press Release) – Nov 08, 2009 – Hotjobsfinder was created by a recently unemployed business owner. After being forced to close my business after 7 years due to the extremely bad economy and being frustrated in navigating the job boards that are out there I decided to create my own. The goal was and is to have a job board that will help companies saves literally thousands of dollars in advertising their available jobs while at the same time providing an extremely easy to navigate site for job seekers. This site features an automatic syndication process that feeds all job postings to over 35 relevant job and social networking sites already on the web. This process allows convenience to the job poster by only having to post a job once on our site and be able to reach millions of job seekers every month. Sites such as Twitter, Indeed, Simplyhired, beyond, Facebook and many others. We have made it our goal to make this site one of the most user friendly job sites on the web. We don't have those annoying pop-ups like the other job boards that try to trick you into signing up for a school or some other ad that they are getting paid to sponsor. I found these tactics to be very annoying and only got in the way of the job search, so we have made the commitment to never have those pop-ups on our site. With the cost of only $5 per 30 day job posting is in our opinion one of the best ways for employers to advertise, reach millions and save money, especially in this down economy when everyone is looking for ways to save. We do not charge our job posters to view resumes like all the other job sites do and we never will. We believe strongly in getting people back to work. We do not and will not charge job seekers to post their availability or their resume. We know that times are the hardest for them and they need as much money in their pocket as possible. I think it is appaling that some job boards think that if a job seeker wants a job they should somehow pay for it. We need to help not only the employers but the job seekers so that this economy will turn around quicker. We have also started a jobs social network to compliment t our job board so that employers, recruiters, business owners and the job seekers can personally connect. We have added recently a video interview / Chat section on the social network to allow people to interview and connect face to face online. We are currently serving the USA, Canada and the UK with more countries that can be added easily upon request. We are a family run business which allows us to keep cost's low and help job seekers and employers connect. is gaining brand awareness and has even been mentioned on saturdays fox business network by Dani Babb from and mentioned by her in an article on We are please with what we are able to provide the public and especially the unemployed. We hope that everyone will see our commitment and dedication to getting this economy moving again. Visit to learn more about our site.

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Great and affordable jobs website with a very user friendly platform and site syndication to well over 25 million job seekers in the USA, UK and Canada.

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Digital Aid charity to protect environment and support educational projects in Eastern Europe

  • Name: Oana Crucioi
  • Date request was made: 10 December 2009
  • Position: President
  • Organisation: Digital Aid
  • Web:
  • Email address:


Digital Aid is a French not-for-profit charity that recycles used computer technology, and uses it for supporting educational projects helping underprivileged children in different areas of the world.

In November 2009, we've concluded the first program in Romania: provided computer technology to 8 educational centers opened in rural areas for children from poor families, most of them belonging to ethnical minorities with important integration difficulties. Computer technology has also been donated to the Municipal Hospital in Rimnicu Sarat.

We are preparing a new project for Spring 2010, that aims to create 10 educational centers in social assistance centers for minors and in pediatric hospitals in Romania, followed by an action in Ukraine. We need people to know that we exist, that we are active on the Riviera - from the Italien border to Marseille - for collecting computer material, and that we need help organizing local and international transport, storage points, computers repair and recovery - details at

I think Wiki is a wonderful system for promoting not-for-profit actions like ours, as community collaboration in offering free help to the others is its main principle.

You can find more details and photo gallery on our website:

Thank you for your attention.

Articles about our activity:

TVSat Romanian television : [3]
The Best of Riviera, on Riviera Radio in Monte-Carlo [6]
The Best of Riviera, on Riviera Radio in Monte-Carlo [7]
The Best of Riviera, on Riviera Radio in Monte-Carlo [8]

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Alexander Mauskop, MD

  • Date request was made: January 3, 2010
  • Position: President
  • Organisation: Migralex, Inc
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 212-794-3550


Migralex is the first new OTC headache medicine brand to be launched in 15 years

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New World Class, State-of-the-art Research Center to study effects of wind, water, fire and hail

Your name

  • Date request was made: May 4, 2010
  • Position: External Relations Consultant
  • Organisation: Institute for Business & Home Safety
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 803-413-1044


WHAT: The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is currently completing construction on its new world-class Research Center. The mission of this unique facility is to identify, evaluate, and promote effective ways to reduce and prevent property damage from natural and man-made causes. Research findings will provide an objective, scientific foundation for development of sound public policy, such as enhanced building codes.

WHERE: 5335 Richburg Road, Richburg, SC 29729


• The test chamber is massive with 21,000 sq. ft. which is the equivalent of 1/2 acre under the roof or 4 1/2 basketball courts. It is large enough to accommodate nine 2,300 sq ft homes. It is 145’ wide by 145’ long, by 70’ tall – all of which is clear-span construction.

• The test chamber is as tall as a 6-story building and you could fit more than 50 homes into the volume.

• There are 105 fans with 300 hp motors. Each fan is nearly six feet in diameter; in combination with the engineered fan town and contraction inlet, these fans are capable of generating realistic, sustained and gusty winds of up to 140 mph – the equivalent of a low Category 4 hurricane.

• Each fan is capable of pushing 230,000 cubic feet of air per minute through the test section and together they can push 24 million cubic feet per minute through the test chamber. This flow volume is 20 times the flow going over Niagara Falls, or the same amount of air that would flow through the air conditioning systems of 10,000 homes when they are all running.

• When the fans are turned on, it will be drawing the same amount of power as 9,000 individual homes (30 mega watts of power).

• There is a 55-foot turntable where full-scale, one- and two-story homes and other structures will be placed for testing. The surface of the turntable is 2,375 sq ft - the size of a medium sized home.

• The concrete underneath the fan tower would be enough concrete to fill up a 2300 sq. ft. home (to the ceiling).

TO VIEW THE RESEARCH CENTER: Click here to view the Web camera with shots of the IBHS Research Center ( and go to for more information about the lab.

IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization supported by the property insurance industry. The organization works to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other risks to residential and commercial property by conducting research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparation practices.

Allison Dean Love External Relations Consultant Institute for Business & Home Safety cell - 803-413-1044 e-mail - Twitter/Facebook: allisondeanlove

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Question Have you had any other media coverage? --RockerballAustralia c 02:57, 5 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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Paul Learned

  • Date request was made: 05/10/2010
  • Position: activist
  • Organisation:
  • Web: will have website operating by 05/14/2010
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 612-749-1889

My name is Paul Learned. I’m a 34 year old father of three and I reside in Minneapolis, MN. On May 17, 2010, I am beginning a journey which has been years in the making. I will be setting out, on foot, from Lake Itasca, the source of the mighty Mississippi River in northern Minnesota, to the mouth of the river in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This trip began to take shape several years ago when I first began walking for exercise. I would walk for miles along roadways and parkways with my young Labs and we all found great enjoyment in it. There was one thing I kept noticing, however. It seemed no matter where I went there was bound to be litter that was either accidentally, or carelessly, discarded from moving vehicles. In some areas it was far worse than others. For instance, along busier roads and highways where you were likely to find a fast food shop around every corner the problem was much worse. In these areas I found that as I drove by in my car it didn’t look so bad. When I walked the same road, however, I could see all the litter that was embedded in the soil underneath the grass. It seemed I could hardly take a step without my foot landing on a French fry container or a soft drink cup. Even in more rural areas, though, there was no shortage of trash in the ditches and medians.

One day, I had seen enough. I was walking with my sister along a suburban highway and a flying bag of empty fast food wrappers landed at our feet. I couldn’t quite muster a tear like the Crying Indian did so many years ago but I did manage to become quite concerned and disappointed to the point where at that moment I knew I had to do something about it. Almost instantly I told my sister that I wanted to somehow get people to notice this problem and to get people to think about litter again. Putting that tiny little slogan on fast food cups was a great start but I wanted it to be brought back to the front of peoples’ minds. We somehow came up with an idea that day to do a cross country walk picking up litter.

As time went on the idea evolved into what it is today; To walk across the country picking up litter! Not really across, but rather from top to bottom. I decided to choose a route that is close to the Mississippi river, the great waterway that runs from my home state down through the heartland of America and ending in the deep south of New Orleans. Many miles of my route, in fact, will follow the national byway called the Great River Road. The trip is approximately 1500 miles long and I plan to complete it within three months.

I have found that there are many miles of the Great River Road that are adopted by local groups who clean litter from the highway two to three times per year. I have also found that there are many miles that are not adopted. Those will be areas where I will focus on picking up some of the litter as I go. I hope to clean as many miles as possible this way but in order to really keep moving I wanted to plan some actual clean up events with other volunteers on a larger scale and focus primarily on them. These events will take place in areas that are known litter havens. They may be on the sides of roads or on the banks of the river or it’s tributaries. I’m currently having scouts locate possible sites along my route and they will notify me so I can make arrangements with the local or state highway department to arrange for any assistance they might provide in garbage bags, signs, safety gear, etc. I anticipate at least 10 to 15 of these arranged pick-up events and, ideally, at least one in each state I pass through. To get the word out to attract volunteers I plan on using local radio and televisions stations (sending out press releases well ahead of time) and using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

My goal will not be fulfilled to simply complete the walk and have picked up some litter along the way. I want to leave the communities I go through with a reminder that litter hurts and affects us all. I want people to know that their tax dollars are going to the state to pick up after us at an alarming rate. In the states that I will be passing through (MN,WI, IA, IL, MO, TN, MS, and LA) the governments spend over $64,000,000 each year to clean the roads of litter (according to and the state highway departments). I want to remind people that local economies are affected by litter in the form of market values for homes, attracting new residents and many other ways. I want people to know that 20% of all litter ends up in our waterways hurting land and water creatures, alike. What my ultimate goal would be then is to bring the wide ranging problems of litter back into the forefront of our collective environmental consciousness. I want people to remember how easy it is to not litter and to learn how hard it is to litter. I want to leave them with encouragement to teach their children that littering is not O.K. And personally, I want to be able to walk my dogs without being disgusted and saddened while wading through miles of carelessly discarded trash.

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Justice at Salem book

William Cooke

  • Date request was made: May 27, 2010
  • Position: Author
  • Organisation: Undertaker Press
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 410-905-2185

I am the author of Justice at Salem, a book about the Salem witch trials. In my book I make a case that some of the accused were actually guilty of witchcraft, especially Bridget Bishop, Sarah Good, and George Burroughs. I also argue that innocent people were convicted and explain why. I also draw parallels to the current 'war on terror' and argue that when the rule of law is abandoned innocent people will suffer. The Puritans were not malicious people at heart, but like us, they were capable of acting irrationally out of fear. My book is self-published so I haven't had any publicity for it. It is available for sale online, but I also have published it as a free ebook with a creative commons license as I believe that information should be free. About myself, I am an attorney and do criminal defense work in Maryland.

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11th genital mutilation symposium

  • Date request was made: 30 July 2010
  • Position: Director
  • Organisation: International Coalition for Genital Integrity
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number:

(following transferred from Dan Bollinger's user talk page) This is my first venture into using WN. Yes, if you have someone near Berkeley, or would like to do an interview by phone or email, the contact information is below. Since they are at the symposium, it is best to contact them via phone to setup an interview:

Marilyn Milos RN,, 415) 488-9883 Georganne Chapin (914) 806-3573

11th International Symposium on Genital Integrity, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, CA. Dan Bollinger (talk) 13:40, 30 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Mr Bollinger posted this press statement

(extract below)

...The 11th International Symposium on Genital Integrity begins at the University of California at Berkeley on Thursday, July 29.
“In May, the American Academy of Pediatrics flirted with approving a kind of female genital cutting, even though that is illegal in the United States. Scores of boys have died of tribal circumcision in South Africa in the last few weeks. And a Cornell doctor has been testing a new method of cutting back the genitals of intersexed children—without knowing what sex they might want to be when they grow up,” co-organizer Marilyn Milos says. ...
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  • This is a 3 day conference that ends today (Saturday). An interview with one of the campaign directors sounds newsworthy to me, though I don't know if any Wikinewsie is available at short notice to go to Berkeley with a camera/voice recorder/notepad. Perhaps someone will volunteer to do this by e-mail or phone/Skype.
  • What is the best way to get balance in this interview? Take the other side in the questions, or contact a surgeon and a religious freedom campaigner for statements?
--InfantGorilla (talk) 07:39, 31 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Around the Grounds: Football released on DVD

Patrick Gillett

  • Date request was made: 17 August, 2010
  • Position: Director/Editor/Writer
  • Project: Around the Grounds
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: +61 4 3938 78 11

Here on Wikinews I contribute Gippsland Football League reports. Off the back of these, I decided to produce a video show calle Around the Grounds.

The first episode is a top level football themed one. It includes an Everton press conference and grabs from the 1966 and 1968 VFL Grand Finals. The Grand Fianl videos are both in the public domain as TV broadcast weren't copyrighted until 1969.

Future episodes will have a focus on local sport. The Next episode will have a cricket theme. No other theme hase been settled on.

A full list of my redits can be found at [9].

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Bundelkhand Akikrit Party in India

sanjay pandey

  • Date request was made: Aug 27, 2010
  • Position: national convener
  • Organisation: Bundelkhand Akikrit Party
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: +91-9968371265

<!Bundelkhand Akikrit Party is a political party in India struggling for separate Bundelkhand state. I want to be interviewed to explain the requirement of statehood.-->

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Nicaraguan elections and human rights


  • Date request was made: WENSDAY OCTOBER 20,2010
  • Position: INDIVIDUAL
  • Web:AOL
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: 646-912-9461


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  • I am not sure I fully understand your proposal.
  • I don't think anyone from the government will speak to you (unless you contact them directly.)
  • However, a Wikinews writer may wish to interview you, if you have a story to tell. Are you interested in an interview, between you and a Wikinewsie, about your own personal experiences or personal role in your country's politics, being written up as an article for this website (or other publications)?
  • If not, then Wikinews Water Cooler and Wikinews Story Preparation are the places to discuss ideas for interviews with Nicaraguan officials.
  • --InfantGorilla (talk) 15:59, 20 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Your name

bazonu ginaz

  • Date request was made: 3june 2011
  • Position: member
  • Organisation:indepent
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  • Email address: voncold@hotmail
  • Phone number: 263777674182

===== Statement ===== more discovery on the atom

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in my discoveries i so believe i found one more particle in the atom and to some extent it was the one the hadron was holding a position for. this particle is free of charge(neutrally charged) and its mass is negligible

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фото дрессировки ос, шмелей, пчел и др. насекомых

Your name


  • Date request was made: 15 01 2012
  • Position: Украина Киев
  • Organisation:
  • Web:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: +380638734740[[File:]]
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Опубликованные фото имеют уникальность, интерес, красоту.
Предварительно их можно посмотреть на , оценить и
взять у меня интервью для написания статьи о насекомых, которые
подчиняются воле человека и выполняют его указания. Фото сделаны
телефоном, но качество снимков хорошее. Осы. шмели и др. насекомые
выполняли кастинг на цветах. А также был изучен их природный интерес
и  как они просят у человека
еду, защиту.

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peter mushimba

  • Date request was made:23 February 2012
  • Position: maintenance manger
  • Organization: internet cafe
  • Web:
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  • Phone number: +260963973297
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My name is peter mushimba,am the manager at kelson internet cafe,i would like to be interviewed with this site. i want to be interviewed about my job and what am doing right now.i have a page on Facebook on which am looking forward to be something,the page's name intelligent and integrity still schooling and struggling with my fathers business,i want to be self employed when i graduate from high school.

Rituparna Bhattacharjee : The Child Prodigy for Writing Bhutiya at the Age of Eleven

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  • Date request was made:10-03-2012
  • Position: Citizen Journalist
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  • Phone number: 09681149456

Rituparna Bhattacharjee had her debut as a short story writer with the publication of Bhutiya in 1998 at the age of 11.The wonderful literary talent of Miss Rituparna Bhattacharjee is revealed in BHUTIYA which contains 17 unforgettable short stories. They are not just scribblings of an eleven year old girl of class VI.

. BHUTIYA was released by Jyoti Basu and appreciated by the then President of India Hon'ble R.K.Narayanan and by the Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal K.V. Raghunath Reddy. The book was reviewed extensively by the newspapers in Bengali and English in the country and abroad. The book got a plethora of praise from eminent writers like Syed Mustafa Siraj,Tarapada Roy and Abul Basar, Pallav Sengupta and so on.Rituparna got 'Jugal Srimal Excellence Award' for the book in Education in 1998. These stories revealed the thoughts of a child in a gloomy surrounding. Rituparna did not soar high to the world of fancy, she trod on the ground to pick her experiences embedded in reality. Rituparna was born on November23, 1986 at Dum Dum.She had her schooling at Christ Church Girls High School and college life in the St.Xavier's College, Kolkata. She did her masters in Chemistry from North Easterna Hill University with the Indira Gandhi fellowship from UGC ,in NEHU, Shillong. She is at present pursuing her studies in BITS , Pilani. Of late she has been invited by the University California to present Science poster in the Quantum Chemistry . As writer ,Rituparna is associated with Unish Kuri, a Bengali magazine of the Ananda Bazar Group, Kolkata. She writers features and short stories for the magazine.

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  • Date request was made:april 11, 2012
  • Position: CHAIRman of affairs for seniors' activities
  • Organisation:Baltimore community Kollel
  • Web: google E-mail
  • Email
  • Phone number:410-358-4736

Premiere of Televise This (title added by Gryllida 02:37, 25 March 2013 (UTC))

Patrick Gillett

  • Date request was made: June 30, 2012
  • Position: Producer/Director/Writer
  • Organisation: Televise This: Directors Cut
  • Web: Official Facebook
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: +61 (0)439 387 811


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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:
  • 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.

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YPARD India Representative

Sridhar Gutam

  • Date request was made: 7th Feb 2013
  • Position: Senior Scientist
  • Organisation: Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture
  • Web:
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  • Phone number: 00919005760036


Hello Wikinews, I am nominated as YPARD India Representative <>. This news is blogged on YPARD site <>. I wish that news to be covered here on wikinews. Would it be possible? Thanks Sridhar Gutam

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Thanks, I'm attempting e-mail contact on this one. --Gryllida 02:25, 25 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

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:
  • Email address:
  • 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, 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.

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  • 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)[reply]
    • FWIW for everyone else who tries contacting the folk, please keep in mind that, per an automated reply I got, their email conversations aren't private by default, and may be published unless you ask not to in advance. --Gryllida 04:33, 25 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • "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)[reply]

NobleQuest,i am Benjamin and have privy info on the usa and canada and nasa and i need to talk to someone important right now pls..

=== Your name ===Benjamin Warren M.B

  • Date request was made: thursday august 22 2013
  • Position:Incredible
  • Organisation: None
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==== Statement ====I am Benjamin the feirce wolf from the bible and the humble fisherman and the number of the beast,have a medal of bravery from the gov,hard working and very honest.i am involved in something incredible involving the usa and canada and nasa and beyond,have detailed information,and about a book i wrote that the gov put a media ban on,some leaked out,jon stewart on the daily show from new york city was talking about it,alot of secret organizations are involved and i need to talk to people and tell them the truth what is going on here..

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Have secret information on the usa and canada gov and nasa,need to talk to someone..

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Successful cesarean of bitch first case report at University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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A two and half years old German shepherd crossbreed bitch with a history of 48 days pregnant was reported to Veterinary Clinic, AI and Training centre (VCATC) of the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Narikelbaria campus, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh for sterilization. The owner Mr Md. Atiqur Rahman will to birth control of his bitch name Lily. At this moment there is no birth control procedure without spaying. We discussed with the owner about the birth control measure by ligation of with cesarean operation. Finally, we decided to do a cesarean operation with spaying as a birth control measure. Before surgery the bitch was kept in the RU Veterinary Clinic, AI and Training centre to evaluate its all physical parameters e.g. body temperature, respiration, pulse rate, anemia, dehydration etc. The surgery was aseptically controlled under general anaesthesia. Laparotomic midline incision 2-3 cm behind the umbilicus was performed. Delivery of 7 litters from Lily’s uterus and ligation of the fallopian tubes, that is, the ovarian ducts. The bitch was kept in VCATC for 14 days for following up post-operative care. After 20 days the suture was removed. The bitch recovered uneventfully without any noticeable complication. So sterilization can be an effective method to control the dog population in Bangladesh.

Figure 4. Cesarean section with sterilization of bitch. Figure 5. Complete recovery of Lily’s with her seven puppies.

Wayne Tseng


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)

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Request to interview BCB and gambling website for original reporting


  • 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)[reply]

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@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)[reply]

@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)[reply]
@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)[reply]

Web series filming underway, Kickstarter continues

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Filming for Sunshine Coast, Australia producer web series Piper and Laura got underway on Sunday. Piper and Laura is the first drama series to be produced for the PattmanSport YouTube channel. In fact it is the first drama project for the channel full stop. It follows the lives of titular characters Piper and Laura, a pair of married clothing designers.

While production continues the Kickstarter also continues. The campaign is available at the link above.

Why make this series? At the beginning of February cricket season was quickly coming to a close and rugby season approaching. It was at this point I decided that the channel needed something other what had become the norm, that I needed to do something else. Over the years of sporting coverage, which started while I was getting a degree in Journalism, I have picked up a few tips and tricks on filming, lighting, sound ... lots of little things go into making something and making it look good.

Where has this story come from? 10 years ago I had finished a Diploma in Screen and Media at my local TAFE with camerawork and screen writing being big components of the study. It was after this that I wrote about 160 pages worth of screenplay about a father in gaol finding out his youngest daughter is gay and their lives after that. That daughter is one over our main characters, Piper. I decided this was a story I wanted to revisit and tell parts of the story I haven't otherwise told.

--RockerballAustralia contribs 05:24, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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College Class Citizen Journalism Assignment

Kyle DeSantis

  • Date request was made: 2/24/22
  • Position: Sophomore Student
  • Organisation: Ithaca College
  • Email address:


Dear All,

My name is Kyle DeSantis, and I am a sophomore Sports Media Major and Journalism/Spanish Minor at Ithaca College.

I’m currently taking a Journalism Ethics class this semester. One of my assignments is about citizen journalism. I have to interview someone about an ethical dilemma within citizen journalism and how to address it.

I found out about Wikinews by looking through a google search of Citizen Journalism websites. I believe the site can help me with my assignment, focusing on the potentiality of misinformation and solutions to minimize it.

Would anyone like to be interviewed about this topic within the next few days? Friday after 3 PM Eastern Time would work for me, but anytime besides 10-11 AM on Saturday and after 5 PM on Sunday also works.

Once again, my email is if anyone interested wants to follow up with me about this project.

Thanks, Kyle DeSantis Ithaca College Sports Media Major / Journalism and Spanish Minor ‘24