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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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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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The majesty of nature (and an abundance of birds) on full display in Wiki Loves Earth 2020
COMMUNITY PHOTO CONTESTS WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
In the volcanic valleys of Russia, a red fox lies alert amongst chossy boulders; in the treetops of Thailand, an owl precariously slumbers; and in the forests of Bangladesh,  a venomous pit viper stalks its prey. As unprecedented as 2020 has been, this year’s Wiki Loves Earth photography competition presents a stunning view of the….
16 December 2020
By Aubrie Johnson
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How Wikipedia Is Preparing For The 2020 U.S. Election
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WIKIPEDIA
If the internet is the most important battleground in next week’s U.S. presidential election, then Wikipedia is the Web’s neutral zone. Last month, U.S. federal agencies issued a public service announcementwith a warning that bad actors could use the internet to spread disinformation in an effort to discredit the legitimacy of the voting process. As….
30 October 2020
By Ryan Merkley and Diego Sáez-Trumper
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Celebrating the people who go above and beyond to build free knowledge: Meet our 2020 Wikimedian of the Year
COMMUNITY
When I first created Wikipedia back in 2001, the internet was a very different place. Only seven percent of people worldwide had a broadband connection, and more people spent time building personal websites than getting their news online. I knew what I wanted to create: a free encyclopedia, written by volunteers, for everyone in the….
15 October 2020
By Jimmy Wales
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Wikimedia Foundation Board announces Community Culture Statement, enacts new standards to address harassment and promote inclusivity across projects
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Today, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees voted to ratify new trust and safety standards for Wikipedia and all other Wikimedia projects. The standards, as outlined in a new Community Culture Statement, provide direction and priority to address harassment and incivility within the Wikimedia movement and create welcoming, inclusive, harassment-free spaces in which people can….
22 May 2020
By Wikimedia Foundation
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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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Turkish Constitutional Court rules that the two and a half year block of Wikipedia is unconstitutional
ADVOCACY COMMUNITY
Today, the Turkish Constitutional Court has held that the more than two and a half year access ban of Wikipedia in Turkey was unconstitutional. We hope that access will be restored in Turkey soon in the light of this new ruling from Turkey’s highest court and will update this statement if we receive notification that….
26 December 2019
By Wikimedia Foundation
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