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The Wikinews Group
Hi. After consulting with a number of community members, we have started the first step in creating a potential Wikimedia Affiliate group. The details can be found at The Wikinewsie Group. The purpose of the group is:
- support open license, independent journalistic efforts that provide neutral and verifiable reporting of news stories,
- support the education of future journalists in trying to insure they maintain historical journalistic ideals regarding reporting standards,
- support efforts to increase journalist freedom to report around the globe,
- encourage participation of and facilitate non-professional journalists practicing their craft on Wikinews, and
- support the mission statement and vision of the Wikimedia Foundation.
This aims to compliment and support existing efforts, and there is zero intention of imposing one language's policies on another language. The project should assist in increasing original reporting, improving original reporting according to local project standards, better supporting our small community and increasing participation.