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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 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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Pandemics and politics: 2020 through the lens of Wikipedia
WIKIPEDIA YEAR IN REVIEW
This is my sixth annual post sharing the list of Wikipedia’s most popular articles of the year, and each year I’ve had to come up with different ways of saying “people really love the latest pop culture.” Then 2020 happened — and, as with most things this year, the list was very different. Instead of….
28 December 2020
By Ed Erhart
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İki buçuk yıldan uzun zamanın ardından Türkiye’den Wikipedia’ya erişim açıldı
ADVOCACY COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITYWIKIPEDIA
Bugün, Wikipedia’nın 19. doğum gününde, Wikimedia Vakfı Türkiye’den Wikipedia’ya erişimin yeniden açılmakta olduğuna ilişkin haberler aldı.* Bu son gelişme, Anayasa Mahkemesi’nin Türkiye yetkililerinin iki buçuk yıldan uzun süren engelini 26 Aralık 2019 kararı ile anayasaya aykırı bulmasının ardından gerçekleşti. Bugün erken saatlerde Anayasa Mahkemesi kararın tam metnini kamuya açık olarak paylaştı, hemen ardından Wikipedia’ya erişimin….
15 January 2020
By Wikimedia Foundation
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Access to Wikipedia restored in Turkey after more than two and a half years
ADVOCACY COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITYWIKIPEDIA
Today, on Wikipedia’s 19th birthday, the Wikimedia Foundation has received reports that access to Wikipedia in Turkey is actively being restored.* This latest development follows a 26 December 2019 ruling by the Constitutional Court of Turkey that the more than two and a half year block imposed by the Turkish government was unconstitutional. Earlier today,….
15 January 2020
By Wikimedia Foundation
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Wikimedia Foundation and UN Human Rights launch #WikiForHumanRights campaign to improve and expand knowledge about human rights online
COMMUNICATIONS EVENTS
At a time of growing polarization, misinformation, and limits placed on freedom of speech, assembly, and privacy, as well as ongoing conflict—understanding our human rights is a critical part of our daily lives. It dictates everything from how we gather in our communities and speak about the issues and causes we care about, to how….
10 December 2019
By Jorge Vargas and Alex Stinson
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Imagination becomes reality in the winners of the 2019 Wiki Loves Earth photo contest
COMMUNICATIONS PHOTO CONTESTSWIKIMEDIA COMMONS
The child of a monkey holds on to its mother tightly. A lone straw bale stands in a field prior to being collected. A few rays of sunlight filter into a dark, foreboding cave filled with clear blue water. These are a mere three of the imagination-fueling winners from the international Wiki Loves Earth photography….
2 December 2019
By Ed Erhart
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Setting the record straight—WT:Social is not affiliated with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation
BOARD COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATIONWIKIPEDIA
As of late, we have received several questions about the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia’s affiliation with WT:Social. The recently launched WT:Social is related to WikiTribune, a venture independently initiated by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation are separate and independent from WT:Social. We have no connection to the social networking site. The….
19 November 2019
By Wikimedia Foundation
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Amazon to help advance free knowledge for all with new $1 million gift to the Wikimedia Endowment
ADVANCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS ENDOWMENTFOUNDATION
We are pleased to announce a new $1 million gift to the Wikimedia Endowment from Amazon to support greater access to information for everyone. This is Amazon’s second gift to the Wikimedia Endowment, a permanent fund dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. When Wikipedia was created….
14 October 2019
By Kaitlin Thaney
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