News
Category: Events
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
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
Meet Emna Mizouni, the newly minted 2019 Wikimedian of the Year
COMMUNICATIONS PROFILES WIKIMANIA
Today, Tunisian free knowledge advocate Emna Mizouni was named the 2019 Wikimedian of the Year. The award was given in recognition of her inspiring leadership within the global Wikimedia movement, especially within Arab and African communities, and for her tireless work in raising awareness of Tunisia’s extensive history and culture. Emna is a life-long resident….
18 August 2019
By Ed Erhart
Read more
Wikimedia and UN Human Rights partner to expand Wikipedia’s knowledge
AFFILIATES COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITYWIKIMANIA
The Wikimedia Foundation and the United Nations’ Human Rights Office (OHCHR) are partnering to support the creation of human rights-related content on Wikimedia sites. We believe that free access to knowledge is a fundamental human right—that anyone, anywhere should have the ability to learn more about the world around them. We are proud to be….
16 August 2019
By Jorge Vargas, Anna Torres and Luisina Ferrante
Read more
Wikimedia Foundation announces Shani Evenstein Sigalov as new Trustee, as well as leadership appointments at fifteenth annual Wikimania
BOARD FOUNDATION WIKIMANIA
Yesterday, the Wikimedia Foundation announced a new member and leadership appointments to its Board of Trustees. Shani Evenstein Sigalov, currently an EdTech Innovation Strategist and lecturer at the School of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, will be the newest member of the Board of Trustees. Nataliia Tymkiv will begin her second term on the Board….
16 August 2019
By Wikimedia Foundation
Read more
Volunteers from around the world gather in Stockholm for the fifteenth annual Wikimania
COMMUNICATIONS WIKIMANIA
More than 800 attendees from nearly 80 countries have gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, for the start of the fifteenth annual Wikimania. Taking place from 14–18 August, Wikimania brings together the community of volunteers who make Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects possible. Over 5 days, attendees will come together to discuss Wikimedia’s future and the role….
14 August 2019
By Wikimedia Foundation
Read more
Let’s play! Photographers capture the art of fun for the Wiki Loves Africa photo contest
COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY PHOTO CONTESTSWIKIMEDIA COMMONS
Children playing around a wrecked airplane. A toddler plays peek-a-boo. Teens play barefoot street soccer. Welcome to the wonder of Wiki Loves Africa, an annual themed photo contest which aims to re-balance the lack of visual representation and content that Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons hold about the continent. Over the last five years, Wiki Loves….
5 August 2019
By Ed Erhart
Read more
OLDER
CAREERS
CONTACT
PRESS
The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge.
WIKIMEDIA PROJECTS
Wikipedia
Wikibooks
Wikiversity
Wikinews
Wiktionary
Wikisource
Wikiquote
Wikivoyage
Wikimedia Commons
Wikidata
Wikispecies
MediaWiki
MOVEMENT AFFILIATES
Wikimedia Chapters
Wikimedia Thematic Organizations
Wikimedia User Groups
OTHER
Terms of use
Privacy policy
Disclaimers
Accessibility statement
Cookie statement

Except where otherwise noted, the content of this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.
Powered by WordPress.com VIP. Automattic Privacy Notice.
Our WorkSupport WikipediaResearchAdvocacyTechnologyNewsParticipateAbout