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Timor Telecom launches the “Wikipedia Challenge”
Monday, 24 November 2014 09:00

Timor Telecom launches the “Wikipedia Challenge”

Wikipedia Challenge


Timor Telecom (TT) is awarding today the 3 winning teams from the “Wikipedia Challenge”, which run from 22 September to 5 November 2014. The prizes include tablets, laptops and mini-laptops being offered to the Universities for their support and encouragement of this competition.

TT has recently celebrated a partnership with Wikipedia and has consequently launched “Wikipedia Challenge”, a competition which encouraged university students to write an article in Tetun.

Timor Telecom has released three themes: José Ramos-Horta, XananaGusmão andNicolau dos Reis Lobato.

The three best teams were selected among various participants:

  • 1st place: Universidade Nacional de Timor-LesteTeam with the theme “XananaGusmão”
  • 2nd place: Institute of Business Team with the theme “XananaGusmão”
  • 3rd place: Dili Institute of Technology Team with the theme “Nicolau dos ReisLobato”

The articles from the three best teams will then be published in Wikipedia, thus becoming the ambassadors for the Wikipedia in Tetun language.

This competition was established for the Universities with which TT has celebrated protocols, namely: Universidade da Paz, UNTL – UniversidadeNacional de Timor Lorosae, Institute of Business (Pantai and Kelapa), DIT – Díli Institute of Technology, UNITAL – Universidade Oriental, UNDIL – Universidade de Díli and Instituto Superior Cristal.

With the “Wikipedia Challenge”, Wikipedia and Timor Telecom intend to promote writing and the publishing of articles written in Tetun, aiming at the development of the Tetun language.

About the Wikipedia
Wikipedia is the biggest encyclopaedia online, visited by around 500 million people monthly, according to data from ComScore Media Metrix. With more than 29 million articles, Wikipedia results from the contribution of a global community comprising around 80 thousand volunteers.

About Timor Telecom
Being the largest telecommunication operator in Timor-Leste, Timor Telecom (TT) has been operating for almost 12 years, serving more than 600 thousand clients. TT has conquered this position as a solid and dynamic corporation, having gone through several challenges and supporting Timorese people since the restoration of independence. Nowadays TT is, undoubtedly, the market leader within its activity sector, being a strong and a trustworthy company, offering a mature network and high quality services, covering all districts of the country and 94% of Timor-Leste population.