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Georgia (country)

There is nothing about Georgia since 2019, I think it needs some political updates--ჯეო (talk) 13:10, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

@ჯეო: Volunteers write about things they like -- if you would like to, feel free to write about Georgia.
•–• 13:18, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@Acagastya: Yes I have experience of this, I am administrator of Georgian Wikinews (Wn/ka in Incubator) but I wanted to see activity from other users too :)--ჯეო (talk) 13:59, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@ჯეო: right now, I don't think we have someone who writes about various different themes like how I used to -- most have a domain they are focusing on. Xbspiro often attempts writing local news, and indeed it would be better, but until then, if you get time to, please feel free to -- I will be available for review.
•–• 14:02, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
OK I will try :) @Acagastya:--ჯეო (talk) 14:15, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@Acagastya: --ჯეო (talk) 14:20, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

May 2021 Israel-Palestine Conflict

May 17, 2021

Description: Israel and Palestine attacked each other in a bloody conflict. I think there should be a story about it on WikiNews.

Full story:



-- (talk) 12:40, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Consider starting a draft, so maybe someone could build on it. Do it timely and I can then review it.
•–• 12:44, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
I'd rather not write a draft on this. Don't really feel like writing right now. (talk) 12:48, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Cosby and Rumsfeld

Cosby released from prison, Rumsfeld dies. Stale, news. Durantnba (talk) 00:10, 17 July 2021 (UTC) Durantnba (talk) 19:55, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

Covid Vaccine During Fasting in Ramadan Does Not Break Your Fast explains Islamic thinker Raamish Siddiqui

July 21, 2021

Covid Vaccine During Fasting in Ramadan Does Not Break Your Fast:

The month of Ramadan is going on. In this holy month, every believing Muslim worships God with great devotion and observes fast as per rules. In such a situation, in the midst of the crisis of the Corona period, when people are being vaccinated against Covid all over the world, one question which is coming to the minds of the fasting Muslims is whether they can take the Covid vaccine while observing their fast. And will it not break their fast?

Responding to this question, Islamic thinker and writer Raamish Siddiqui said that he himself has taken the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during fasting. He said that “The fasting cannot be broken by getting the Covid-19 vaccine because it is administered intramuscularly, so the fasting person is allowed to take this vaccine.

Raamish said that “The person observing the fast is not allowed to take food, water or medicine through the mouth, nose etc. or through the vein.” He further said that if anyone gets an opportunity to get vaccinated, then he should absolutely not miss this opportunity and go ahead for vaccination but only after consulting his doctor.

Raamish Siddiqui says that in Islam, it is the duty of a person to protect not only his own life and health but also to protect the life and health of other members of the society as this is also a part of religion.


  • "[1]" —  April 28, 2021


Category: Islam Category: Ramadan

Candidates announced for the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections, campaign period to begin 7 July 2021

July 4, 2021

Description: The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections Committee has confirmed 20 candidates. Candidates campaign is scheduled to commence 7 July, and voting is set to open 4 August.

  • 2021-07-07 to 2021-08-03 Candidates campaign
  • 2021-08-04 Voting opens
  • 2021-08-17 Voting closes
  • 2021-08-25 Announcement of vote results
  • 2021 September Board appoints selected candidates

Full story:


Categories: Category:Wikimedia Foundation

  • Please let me know if any questions. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 01:03, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
@Xeno (WMF): are you sure you wanted to post this message on this page (requested articles)? (Also a relevant subsection: WN:WMFNEWS)
•–• 04:10, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
@Acagastya: "WikiNews" Leaderboard (talk) 06:53, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: what?
•–• 07:38, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
@Acagastya: Q10 in meta:Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/Candidates/CandidateQ&A. Leaderboard (talk) 07:58, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

@Leaderboard: this page is for requesting creation and writing of news articles. Does Xeno want enwn to cover this election on Wikinews? (Hence the question) Or is it something the community would be interested in knowing. Then it belongs to water cooler, not here.
•–• 08:18, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Acagastya, Leaderboard: The suggestion was that a news article could be written about the election/candidates/campaign period. My thought is that it is newsworthy as a movement-wide event (in fact I could see an article being used as a source by other news outlets reporting on these elections as well). That said, I would defer to local consensus on subject inclusion. (I've placed a user-facing announcement at the water cooler.) Xeno (WMF) (talk) 10:35, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
@Xeno (WMF): Thank you for bringing this to our attention. If one or more Wikinewsies wishes to cover the election, the main provisos are they should avoid navel gazing. Otherwise there is no objection to preparing for and covering the election. However, the review of such an article(s) would necessarily have to be more stringent than usual. --Green Giant (talk) 12:06, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

Snap election called in Canada

August 16, 2021

Description: A snap election has been called in Canada 2 years ahead of schedule by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Full story: In a bid to give his Liberal government a stronger mandate (the Liberals currently govern in minority in Canada), Justin Trudeau has called a snap election for September 20. Trudeau's opponents have said that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, that a snap election is not safe, and that Trudeau is seeking to capitalise on good polling.



Category:Canada Category:Justin Trudeau Category:Politics and conflicts Category:Elections

  • If I was a bit more knowledgeable on Canadian politics, I might write this article myself, but I'm a bit busy with a few other stories as it stands, and I don't think I know enough about Canada's situation to do this justice. --LivelyRatification (talk) 05:43, 16 August 2021 (UTC)

Twitter is working to add new features to Twitter Spaces.

August 30, 2021

Description: This is news about Twitter and its unreleased features about Twitter Spaces.

Full story: Twitter introduced its Clubhouse clone named Twitter Spaces months ago. Many people told Twitter to add some features like recorded spaces and... Now, in the latest leak by a Twitter leaker named, Nima Owji, Twitter is working on some new features like "Recorded Spaces", "Rules", and...