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Wikipedia readers in Latin America invited to support 20 years of free knowledge through new fundraising campaign
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The Wikimedia Foundation today started a fundraising campaign on Wikipedia in several Latin American countries, starting in Brazil and continuing in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. Until the end of May, banners will be appearing on Wikipedia in these countries, asking readers to consider contributing with a donation. You may see these messages….
19 April 2021
By Pats Pena
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Leitores da Wikipédia na América Latina são convidados à apoiar os 20 anos de conhecimento livre por meio da nova campanha de captação de recursos
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A Fundação Wikimedia iniciou hoje uma campanha de captação de recursos na Wikipédia em vários países latino-americanos, começando no Brasil e continuando na Argentina, Colômbia, Chile, México, Peru e Uruguai. Até o final de maio, os banners serão exibidos na Wikipédia para esses países, solicitando aos leitores que considerem contribuir com uma doação. Você poderá….
19 April 2021
By Pats Pena
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Project Rewrite: Tell the missing stories of women on Wikipedia and beyond
COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY EVENTSFOUNDATION GENDER GAP
Think of a historical event, one you learned about in school. Maybe an expedition, a treaty, or a speech. How about a years-long atrocity, or a record-breaking achievement? When you picture this event, who are the central characters? Now, ask yourself if you know the women’s side of the story. For as long as written….
8 March 2021
By Adora Svitak
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Wikipedia needs local journalism and the open Web
ADVOCACY
Over the past couple of months, many who are interested in internet policy have been watching developments in Australia, where a proposed Mandatory Bargaining Code will force some internet platforms to pay for linking to content by news publishers and displaying snippets thereof. While it isn’t entirely clear yet what services will be covered by….
26 February 2021
By Jan Gerlach
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Who tells your story on Wikipedia
FOUNDATION
Growing up, my father was the storyteller of our family. He would use stories to encourage me, to remind me of how important it was to be proud of who I am, to teach me about our family history, and to make me laugh. Before I knew enough to ask questions, I was soaking up….
22 February 2021
By Janeen Uzzell
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Wikimedia Foundation CEO Katherine Maher to Step Down in April 2021
FOUNDATION
February 4, 2021. Katherine Maher, the Chief Executive Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, the global nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, will be leaving the organization in April. Under her leadership, Wikipedia attained its highest public trust in the institution’s history. Since becoming CEO in 2016, Katherine defined an expansive strategic direction for Wikimedia’s next decade, significantly….
4 February 2021
By Wikimedia Foundation
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Elevating Wikimedia: a Universal Code of Conduct for free knowledge
COMMUNITY
Wikipedia began 20 years ago with a radical premise: to build a free encyclopedia to which anyone could contribute. That idea has grown into an inspiring, aspirational vision: to create a world in which every single person can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. The values at the core of this promise, openness….
3 February 2021
By Katherine Maher and María Sefidari
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Wikipedia Embraces First-of-Its Kind Universal Code of Conduct, Conceived For The New Internet Era
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February 2, 2021. The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that administers Wikipedia, launched a first-of-its-kind Universal Code of Conduct that expands on the project’s existing policies to create a global set of community standards for addressing negative behavior on the site. More than 50% of the global population has access to the internet, an increase that….
2 February 2021
By Wikimedia Foundation
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Wikipedia celebrates 20 years of free, trusted information for the world
COMMUNICATIONS EVENTS WIKIPEDIA
14 January 2021 — Wikipedia, the world’s largest free online encyclopedia, turns 20 years old on 15 January. This birthday commemorates two decades of global efforts to support free knowledge, open collaboration, and trust on the internet. In a time when disinformation and polarization challenge our trust in information and institutions, Wikipedia is more relevant….
14 January 2021
By Wikimedia Foundation
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The infinite potential of human collaboration
COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION WIKIPEDIA
On November 2, 2000, a space capsule carrying three astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS). It was appropriately named “Expedition 1,” and it was the beginning of 20 years of humans continuously living and working onboard the ISS. Just two months after the landing of Expedition 1, another seemingly impossible human endeavor launched….
11 January 2021
By Heather Walls
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